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about

As performed by George Formby in "Spare a Copper" (1940, Associated Talking Pictures)

lyrics

If you want to know the time ask a policeman
The proper rhythmic time, ask a policeman
Every copper on the beat, yeah he's got rhythm in his feet
One step, two step, three step, four step, ragtime, jazz-time, swing

We're always on the beat, the lads in blue are always on the beat.
We raise our batons and we raise our voices in song
To keep us cheery when we're swinging along
We're always smart and neat, to see us passing gives the girls a treat
They all start waving and we wink a friendly eye
Hear them whisper "Ain't she sweet"
We can sweep them off their feet
Because we're on the beat

Why do all the nursemaids say "Oh I think you police are marvelous"
Who's with cook on her half. day "My rhapsody in blue"
Why do all the convicts shout "I think you police are marvellous".
What is all this fuss about, well Im not asking you
For the reason is plain,
Let me tell you again:

We're always on the beat, you'll see us standing guard on every street
If things upset you there's no need to worry or frown
Ask a policeman and he won't let you down
For anyone you meet, is bound to tell you that we're hard to beat
We know the answers and we tell you one and all
If you're wandering up and down,
We'll show you how to go to town
Because we're on the beat.

We're always on the beat, we're not allowed to stop and take a seat.
We keep on walking through the winter, summer and spring
Rain or sunshine well it don't mean a thing
We're always on our feet, we suffer agonies from cold and heat
But we don't grumble for our duty must be done
Though we may be full of aches,
We never have to ask for breaks
Because we're on the beat.

credits

from Footprints In The Butter, released November 27, 2016
Prue Stevenson - lead vocals, kazombone
Daniel Tedford - backing vocals, mandolin
Elisse Kleiner - flute
Daniel Bornstein - backing vocals, banjolele
Ben Cooper - trumpet
Oscar Neyland - upright bass
Chris Cameron - drums, cymbals, percussion

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