Fivepenny Piece Lyrics
Photographs (John Meeks - Colin Radcliffe)
sat on her knee for many an hour at brown photographs
we'd be looking
and she'd tell of the times she'd had in her life
some good, some tears and some laughing.
she'd tell of the times when life was so grand when
the mills were all weaving and spinning
in her bonnet and shawl at the start of each day to
work, then her play, then her courting.
day it was long, most of them hard they didn't pay
much for her working
but when it were done she always came home to a house
that was poor but was loving.
she lives all alone since my grandfather died she
don't have the same joy of living
but she don't mope around, she's always a smile old
fashioned advice she'd be giving.
says time have changed, people have to they're too
busy fighting and grabbing
when she were a lass well they hadn't much cash but
they were never frightened of giving
my grandfathers boots still stand by the fire as if
home from the mill he'd be coming
and as evening 'll come you'll find her alone by the
fire her memories living.