The Anderton Lift Goes Up and Down

© Arthur Marshall (2011)

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The Anderton Lift goes up and down, slowly
Nothing happens for ages and then by all that's holy
There's a click and a clank and a rattle of chains
And you're off down to the river again
The Anderton Lift goes up and down, slowly

The Anderton Lift goes up and down, silently
It does it gently and not in any way violently
It's sweet and gentle and oh so soothing
In fact you hardly know you're moving
The Anderton Lift goes up and down, silently

The Anderton Lift goes up and down, gently
Like riding in an old Rolls Royce or even aBentley
It's statuesque and stands with pride
It's the world's slowest fairground ride
The Anderton Lift goes up and down, gently

The Anderton Lift goes up and down, pneumatically
Some of the girders creak just a little rheumatically
And it always comes as a surprise
To find the whole damn things computerised
The Anderton Lift goes up and down, pneumatically

The Anderton Lift goes up and down, slowly
You think it would cost you a bomb but by all that's holy
If you book in advance you have to pay a fee
But if you take pot luck hoorah it's free
The Anderton Lift goes up and down, slowly

The Anderton Lift goes up and down slowly


My thanks go to Arthur Marshall for permission to use these lyrics and video. Arthur's web-site can be found here.