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I Wish I Was Back In Liverpool
Stan Kelly / Leon Rosselson

I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze
No fields of waving corn
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the Black and Tan flows free
There's six in a bed by the old pier head
And it's Liverpool town for me

'Tis seven long years since I wandered away
To sail the wide world o'er
Me very first trip on an old steamship
That was bound for Baltimore
I was seven days sick and I just couldn't stick
That bubbling up and down
So I told them Jack, you'd better turn back
For dear old Liverpool town

I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze
No fields of waving corn
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the Black and Tan flows free
There's six in a bed by the old pier head
And it's Liverpool town for me

We dug the Mersey tunnel, boys, way back in '33
Dug an hole in the ground until we found
An hole called Wallasey
Then the foreman cried:
"Come on outside the roof is falling down"
Well I'm telling you Jack, we all swam back
To dear old Liverpool town

I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze
No fields of waving corn
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the Black and Tan flows free
There's six in a bed by the old pier head
And it's Liverpool town for me

There's every race and colour of face
There's every kind of name
But the pigeons on the pierhead they treat you all the same
And if you walk up Upper Parliament Street
You'll get faces black and brown
And I have also seen them orange and green
In dear old Liverpool town

I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze
No fields of waving corn

But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the Black and Tan flows free
There's six in a bed by the old pier head
And it's Liverpool town for me

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