Down the Cut

by John Mills and Norma King
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We’ve been doing some hard travelling, way down the cut
We’ve been doing some hard travelling, way down the cut
Travelling the cut in a narrowboat,
Seventy foot of steel afloat
We’ve been doing some hard travelling now

Working on the tiller with the engine running, way down the cut
Working on the tiller with the engine running, way down the cut
Fine to the chandle, working bends
Travelling the cut that never ends
Down the canal we’re travelling now

Going through twenty locks a day, way down the cut
Going through twenty locks a day, way down the cut
Emptying water, opening gates,
Working the paddles ‘til your back aches
Through the locks we’re travelling now

Passing through villages, fields and towns, way down the cut
Passing through villages, fields and towns, way down the cut
Passing by fields and factories,
There’s certainly a lot to see
Down the canal we’re travelling now

Stopping in pubs at the end of the day, way down the cut
Stopping in pubs at the end of the day, way down the cut
Having a rest and supping ale
Talking about the old canal
We’ve been doing some good travelling now

We’ve been travelling at four miles an hour, way down the cut
We’ve been travelling at four miles an hour, way down the cut
Away from buses trains and all,
There’s nothing like the old canal
We’ve been doing some good travelling now
This song was written by 'Pumpkin Pie'.

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