The Proclaimers Lulu Selling Tea Lyrics

King of the Road Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 King of the Road
  • 2 Long Black Veil
  • 3 Lulu Selling Tea
  • 4 Not Ever
  • May I be allowed to voice dissent
    Over the Sixties, and what they meant
    Cos I’ve been listening for twenty years
    The anecdotes ring in my ears
    From people who were over the age of consent

    Now I don’t recall too much long hair
    At least not around where we used to stay
    The only guy we thought was okay
    Who wore his hair the Beatles way
    Was a Belfast boy that Man United play

    Mother’s Pride on the table, Batman on TV
    A Man in a Suitcase, and Daktari and Skippy
    Jimmy Clitheroe, Colin Stein, and Lulu selling tea
    Going to school in the dark, in the winter

    The view from beneath my balaclava
    The world from four feet off the floor
    Must have had its limitations
    Without my adult complications
    But I can only report what I saw

    And I saw…

    Lucky bags, Bazooka Joes, animal tracks on my shoes
    I was sooking milk through a straw
    In the middle of the morning
    Saturday morning pictures, and fireworks getting thrown
    Football songs in the shelter in the playground
    St Cuthbert’s horses pulling the carts of the milkmen

    You know, it’s funny, but
    I don’t recall too much long hair

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