Anne Irving

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“Lily Farm”

Remember Lily Farm, oh yes we do, Wonderful memories we have of you,

Forever in our hearts, that’s true, Oh Lily Farm we love you.

Remember Lily Farm when we were young

Remember climbing trees and being stung

Remember all the old songs we sung, On Lily Farm when we were young.

Remember walking miles with two old cans

Remember crying when you hurt your hand

Remember lucky kids with prams, We walked miles with heavy old cans.

Remember Saturdays when we washed down,

Put on our fancy clothes and went up town

All wishing we had half a crown, To spend on Saturdays up the town.

These golden memories of yours and mine,

We were kids, and mum and dad were in their prime

What would we give to see the old crowd one more time,

On Lily Farm at hopping time.

 

Lily Farm is happy

Lily Farm is gay

Lily Farm is happy and remains that we may say,

Claudie calls us slackers – Slackers we may be,

If it wasn’t for us hop pickers, where would Claudie be?

In his hops [In his hops]

In his hops [In his hops]

If it wasn’t for us hop pickers where would Claudie be?

If it wasn’t for old Annie Fitz, where would Claudie be?

In his apples [In his apples] – In his apples [In his apples]

Our lovely hops, our lovely hops,

When the measurer he comes round,

Pick them up, pick them up off the ground,

When he starts to measure, he never knows when to stop,

Aye, aye jump in the bin and take the bloomin’ lot.

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