When I was young we had plenty of toys
There were tops and skipping and lots of boys;
Wed whip up the tops til they really spun
And wed skip to 100 it was great fun.
We chalk up the hop scotch then wed hop
Wed go on forever wed never stop,
There were cats cradles and knitting and also football
Those are some of the games I recall.
There were conkers and marbles and some even had skates
I only had one, so that put on the brakes.
Wed juggle with balls and stand on our hands
It was lovely to sing to Sally Armys band.
On Sunday wed wear our very best clothes
Id even a hanky to wipe my damp nose
We were all so happy and ever so gay
But not in the way gay is meant for today.
There were fountains to drink from with water so sweet
You didnt need colas not on our street.
Not many cars came down our way
I once rode a butchers bicycle away!
This was considered the greatest of crime
It wasnt a joyride on my behind at that time.
We all grew up healthy and went on our way
And now weve lost hope for children today.!