Moving Up the Cuts by Barry Skinner Recorded by Jeff Dennison & Benny Graham With me bell bottomed trousers and me brass buckled belt And me braces embroidered all around With me moleskin waistcoat, and me fancy belt It’s an outfit that suits me to the ground Me mates in the cabin she’s brewing up the tea With a long white apron way below her knee She’s got her best bonnet on because it’s her birthday As we go moving up the cuts She’s got her best bonnet on because it’s her birthday As we go moving up the cuts I’ve travelled up the Junction for the best part of me life And I will do for the rest of it With sugar up to Bourneville or wheat for Townpox Bray(?) Or back with coal from Whiteley pits Me mates always helped me since the day that we was wed We’ve had three children in our cross bed We’ve been married now for forty years and never a cross word said As we go moving up the cuts We’ve been married now for forty years and never a cross word said As we go moving up the cuts Now the roses and the castles that decorate me boat They were painted the last time we were docked I put them into Braunston had the weekly boat While they put my parents to the chocks Frank Nurser did the paintings, as anyone can tell He’s the best van Dyker on the whole canal And if anyone says there’s a better pair I’ll tell ’em to go to hell As we go moving up the cuts And if anyone says there’s a better pair I’ll tell ’em to go to hell As we go moving up the cuts I suppose one day me boating, it will have to stop By then I’ll know I’m past me prime They’ll carry me up the Junction if they have to carry me fly And by then I’ll know I’ve had me time Wrap me in a canvas, put me behind the mast Give me a clean road, won’t we travel fast With the black crepe blowing in the wind this trip will be me last I’ll have finished moving up the cuts With the black crepe blowing in the wind this trip will be me last I’ll have finished moving up the cuts Recorded on :
Moving Up the Cuts by Barry Skinner With me bell bottomed trousers and me brass buckled belt And me braces embroidered all around With me moleskin waistcoat, and me fancy belt It’s an outfit that suits me to the ground Me mates in the cabin she’s brewing up the tea With a long white apron way below her knee She’s got her best bonnet on because it’s her birthday As we go moving up the cuts She’s got her best bonnet on because it’s her birthday As we go moving up the cuts I’ve travelled up the Junction for the best part of me life And I will do for the rest of it With sugar up to Bourneville or wheat for Townpox Bray(?) Or back with coal from Whiteley pits Me mates always helped me since the day that we was wed We’ve had three children in our cross bed We’ve been married now for forty years and never a cross word said As we go moving up the cuts We’ve been married now for forty years and never a cross word said As we go moving up the cuts Now the roses and the castles that decorate me boat They were painted the last time we were docked I put them into Braunston had the weekly boat While they put my parents to the chocks Frank Nurser did the paintings, as anyone can tell He’s the best van Dyker on the whole canal And if anyone says there’s a better pair I’ll tell ’em to go to hell As we go moving up the cuts And if anyone says there’s a better pair I’ll tell ’em to go to hell As we go moving up the cuts I suppose one day me boating, it will have to stop By then I’ll know I’m past me prime They’ll carry me up the Junction if they have to carry me fly And by then I’ll know I’ve had me time Wrap me in a canvas, put me behind the mast Give me a clean road, won’t we travel fast With the black crepe blowing in the wind this trip will be me last I’ll have finished moving up the cuts With the black crepe blowing in the wind this trip will be me last I’ll have finished moving up the cuts Recorded on :
Recorded by Jeff Dennison & Benny Graham