Half Man Half Biscuit - The Trumpton Riots Lyrics

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Oh! Oh! Oh!

Unemployments rising
In the Chigley end of town.
And it's speading like pneumonia;
Doesn't look like going down.
There's trouble at the fire station;
Someone's had the sack.
And the lads have organised a scheme
To get rid of Captain Black.

Tell PC McGarry
To get himself a mate.
And arm themselves with C.S.Gas
They're gonna be out late.
We've had Kant conformism since 1966.
And now subversions in the air
In the shape of flying bricks!

Someone get a message through
To Captain Snort
That they better start assembling
The boys from the fort.
Keep Mrs. Honeyman right out of sight,
'Cause there's gonna be riot
Down in Trumpton Tonight.

All this aristocracy
Has really got to stop.
We'll overthrow the surgery
And kidnap Doctor Mop
And Chigley Militant Socialists
Will storm the market square
And make plans to assasinate
Our autocratic mayor!

Windy Militant rages past
With Corn grinders to war
With windmill sails and bombs with nails
They smash the town hall door.
But Snorty and the boys arrive
With one big erstwhile crew
Whereupon they bring about
A military coup.

Chorus x 2

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Busy Little Market Town
  • 2 God Gave Us Life
  • 3 Fuckin' 'ell It's Fred Titmus
  • 4 Seal Clubbing
  • 5 99% of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd
  • 6 Time Flies By (When You're the Driver of a Train)
  • 7 I Hate Nerys Hughes
  • 8 The Len Ganley Stance
  • 9 Venus in Flares
  • 10 I Love You Because (You Look Like Jim Reeves)
  • 11 Reflections in a Flat
  • 12 I Left My Heart in Papworth General
  • 13 Architecture and Morality, Ted and Alice
  • 14 Albert Hammond Bootleg
  • 15 1966 and All That
  • 16 The Trumpton Riots
  • 17 All I Want for Christmas Is a Dukla Prague Away Kit