Down at the Pub on the Cut

by Johnny Handle
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When the weather is grim itís time to turn in
Down at the pub on the cut
So you moor up your boat and itís off with your coat
Down at the pub on the cut

Call in for the company, the crack and the cheer
Order a pint of the old fashioned beer
The landlord he smiles to see us in here
Down at the pub on the cut

Thereís games you can play thatíll while time away
Down at the pub on the cut
Skittles and cards, the darts arenít too bad
Down at the pub on the cut

Well thereís some count the spots as the dominoes click
They donít count the pints that slip down so quick
Most will agree that does the trick
Down at the pub on the cut

Thereís songs you can sing thatíll make rafters ring
Down at the pub on the cut
A canny old din as the others join in
Down at the pub on the cut

A squeeze box, a mouth organ, strum a guitar
Thereís harmony here as we stand by the bar
Locals and boaters from near and far
Down at the pub on the cut

Theyíll talk and theyíll wail over quality of ale
Down at the pub on the cut
Some pose and twitter, some drain the bitter
Down at the pub on the cut

Thereís wine, port and sherry, gin and dark rum
Or whisky to warm you on a cold winterís run
And a great big coal fire to warm up your bum
Down at the pub on the cut

So letís give a cheer as the inn sign appears
Down at the pub on the cut
Thereís lots nigh at hand and theyíre spread through the land
Down at the pub on the cut

So hereís to the landlord that keeps the beer strong
And hereís to the company thatís sung all night long
And a small drop for the man thatís singing this song
Down at the pub on the cut
This is sung to the same tune as 'Messing About on the River'.

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