George Formby Song-book: I Couldn't Let The Stable Down-1939
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I Couldn't Let The Stable Down-1939
  Regal Zonophone MR3161 Gifford/Cliffe/Formby

I'm faithful to my comrades, my mottos loyalty,
I run straight with my stable mates and they run straight with me.
Come on George you'll hear them roar, ten to one I'll start for sure,
I'll pass the post by half past four, I couldn't let the stable down.

To race in France I'll begin, quest que ce tres bon chin chin,
I learnt that off a sardine tin, I couldn't let the stable down.
Weve got pride put on side, ride the high horse too,
If we're late at the starting gate the horse will pull us through.

Cast off clothes I used to sell, in riding breeches I look swell
A girl said "cast off those as well," I couldn't let the stable down.
Near the town hall yesterday with my horse I couldn't stay,
They said "the mayor might come that way"
And I couldn't let the stable down.

"Your stomach's wrong," said Doctor Drew, "diet"
I said "if I do, My favourite colours are pink and blue
I couldn't let the stable down.
Weve got pride put on side, ride the high horse too,
If we're late at the starting gate the horse will pull us through.

In our nudist camp by gosh, what I wear makes me look posh,
A nice transparent mackintosh. I couldn't let the stable down.

With Violet I went in a wood, the wood violets were all in bud
When I found out that Violet would
I couldn't let the stable down

I kmow a girl when nights are fine, walked in her sleep she looked divine
Tonight I'm going to walk in mine
I couldn't let the stable down
Weve got pride put on side, ride the high horse too,
If we're late at the starting gate the horse will pull us through.

A dame said "for a sport that's real, shoot at my country seat at Deal."
I hit it three times off the reel, I couldn't let the stable down...

Alternative couplet

At hunt the button with Miss Moore, I played for hours and what is more,
I found what I was hunting for, I couldn't let the stable down.
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