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The Jam THE ETON RIFLES Lyrics

Last updated: 05/04/2011 11:00:00 AM

THE ETON RIFLES


Sup up your beer and collect your fags -
There's a row going on down near Slough.
Get out your mat and pray to the West.
I'll get out mine and pray for myself.

Thought you were smart when you took them on,
But you didn't take a peep in their artillery room.
All that rugby puts hairs on your chest.
What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?

Hello-Hurrah - what a nice day for the Eton Rifles.
Hello-Hurrah - I hope rain stops play for the Eton Rifles.

Thought you were clever when you lit the fuse,
Tore down the house of commons in your brand new shoes,
Composed a revolutionary symphony,
Then went to bed with a charming young thing.

Hello-Hurrah - cheers then, mate. It's the Eton Rifles.
Hello-Hurrah - an extremist scrape with the Eton Rifles.

What a catalyst you turned out to be:
Loaded the guns, then you run off home for your tea -
Left me standing like a guilty schoolboy...

What a catalyst you turned out to be:
Loaded the guns, then you run off home for your tea -
Left me standing like a naughty schoolboy...

We came out of it naturally the worst:
Beaten and bloody, and I was sick down my shirt.
We were no match for their untamed wit,
Though some of the lads said they'd be back next week.

Hello-Hurrah - it's the price to pay to the Eton Rifles.
Hello-Hurrah - I'd prefer the plague to the Eton Rifles.

Hello-Hurrah - it's the price to pay to the Eton Rifles.
Hello-Hurrah - I'd prefer the plague to the Eton Rifles.

Thanks to Gil for submitting THE ETON RIFLES Lyrics.



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hi | Reviewer: holbol | 5/4/11

i love this song and my brothers are in a band and they play it i noticed that you got the lyrics wrong on one chrous it goes

hello huurah- WHAT A NICE DAY FOR THE ETON RIFLES
hello hurrah-theres a price to py for the eton rifles

but other than that good lyrics



This is a great song!! | Reviewer: Niamh ford | 5/3/08

The eton rifles is so great! i put it on my ipod last week, and i listen to it all the time! paul weller is just so good at making songs up, i like nearly everyone of his songs!!!!!! Im only 9 too, when im older im gonna be a singer like paul weller, ive already made up my own songs all ready!!