Remember as a kid
Remember as a kid when you stood on a bridgehter see steam trerns goo by
When yo fastened string to a piece er stick ter meck a wood top fly
Did yer play football on back yard pitch ter goal post coal house wall
Played cricket with dustbin fer wickets un owt erd do fer a ball.
Gells played at shop with dock leaf meat un stoons fer Madeira cake
And then poured werter over dert and yer shoes with sludge was baked.
Rainbow caliyh sherbet dab liquorice stick ter suck
A penny in yer pocket yow thought yerself Lord Muck
Five jacks tip cat hide un seek hand ball up the wall
Skipping with a clothes line rope hop scotch a game fer all.
Yow alwiz had ter walk ter school summoned by the bell.
Off yo went and joined the gang with happy tales ter tell.
Sunday was still a Holy Day with Church and Sunday School
Both morn and afternoon yow went ter lern the Golden Rule
Yow touched yer hat with great respect when yer teacher yow did see
Un yer mind wor full of Hulk and Bionics fer yow was happy and carefree.
An errand was yer duty before yow went ter play
And yow listened to yer elders and let them have their say
Yow was greatful fer what yow wa given and never said ar wont.
Present time was Birthdays and Christmas and all babies went ter the font.
Pocket money was a privilege and paid on Friday night
Yow spent it on suck and day worry cus you never got in a sad plight
Yes yer life was carefree and happy cuz yow lived it as a kid
Un yow grew up with ode Mother Nature and cud look back at things that yow did
Ar wunder with today’s speed and science and television games to play
Whether they’ll look back when they are seventy and say our childhood was happy and gay.