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PLEASE LEAVE MY BUTTER ALONE Elsie & Doris Waters (as Gert & Daisy) - 1940 Elsie Carlisle - 1940 As recorded by ELSIE & DORIS WATERS: DAISY: Gert GERT: What? DAISY: I've got a nice friendly face, I think you will agree And folks are always poppin' in to 'ave a cup o' tea You might think there's a war on, they argue and they shout But it's not war or politics I'm worryin' about GERT: What is it? DAISY: Everybody pinches my butter GERT: Blimey! DAISY: They won't leave my butter alone BOTH: And nothing is better than butter For keeping the old man at home DAISY: Lah-dee-dah-dee-dah-dee BOTH: Everybody says I'm old-fashioned To sit on the things that are rationed So, pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But please leave my butter alone Please leve my butter alone DAISY: I went to Ten Downing Street and sat outside to wait To wait for Mister Chamberlain to come out to the gate And then I said, "Your Honour, I've come 'ere to complain" "I hope you'll see that I don't 'ave to mention it again" BOTH: Everybody pinches my butter They won't leave my butter alone And nothing is better than butter For keeping the old man at home Everybody says I'm old-fashioned To sit on the things that are rationed So, pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But please leave my butter alone Please leave my butter alone DAISY: I bet it was old Mother Butler, Gert GERT: Go on DAISY: Been in when me back was turned and knocked it off GERT: She would! DAISY: And didn't I 'ave a row with 'er last week You ought to 'ave 'eard what she called me GERT: Well, Dais, didn't you answer 'er back? DAISY: I couldn't, she'd used all the best words Wanted to borrow my clothesline When I said no fear, she banged 'er back door in my face And accused me of mindin' me own business It's a thing I never do, Gert GERT: No DAISY: And that bloomin' wireless set of 'ers is goin' all day long and all night GERT: Well, why don't ya knock on the wall and stop 'em DAISY: We did knock, with a 'ammer, and what d'ya think? GERT: They stopped DAISY: Stopped me foot. She rushed out in the backyard and said "This is a nice time to start 'angin' pictures" I said, Well, we can 'ear your wireless all over our 'ouse" She said, Well, if that's the case, What about payin' off a couple of the instalments for us" Oh, blimey, there it goes again Come on, Gert, let's sing and drown it GERT: Come on DAISY: Shockin' BOTH: Nothing is better than butter For keeping the old man at home Everybody says I'm old-fashioned GERT: To sit on the things that are rationed DAISY: Oh, blimey, Lady Haw-Haw BOTH: So, pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But please leave my butter alone Please leave my butter alone ******************** As recorded by ELSIE CARLISLE: Everybody pinches my butter They won't leave my butter alone And nothing is better than butter For keeping the old man at home Everybody says I'm old-fashioned To sit on the things that are rationed So, pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But please leave my butter alone I've got a nice friendly face, I think you will agree And folks are always popping in to have a cup of tea You might think there's a war on, why they argue and they shout But it's not wars or politics that I'm worryin' about D'ya know that everybody pinches my butter, it's disgusting They won't leave my butter alone, getting quite worried Ya know there's nothing that's better than a little bit o' butter, you know what I mean For keeping your old man at home, keeping him a bit busy like Ya know everybody says I'm a bit old-fashioned, I'm funny that way And I like to so sit on my things that I've got rationed You can pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But, ah, please leave my butter alone, I'll take care of it Please leave my butter alone, that's what I say (Instrumental Interlude) Everybody says that I'm old-fashioned To sit on the things that are rationed So, pinch all my ham and my plum and apple jam But please leave my butter alone Please leave my butter alone (Contributed by Leonard Woodrow - March 2009) (Updated by Mel Priddle - May 2014)

    


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