The Anderton Lift Goes Up and Down © Arthur Marshall (2011) 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 a Bentley 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 Marshall's web-site can be found here.
The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.
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