"OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE"
As sung by Jill Daniels wartime hits and music hall favoutites show
www.jilldaniels.com

Everyone delights to spend their summer's holiday
Down beside the side of the silvery sea
I'm no exception to the rule
In fact, if I'd my way
I'd reside by the side of the silvery sea.
But when you're just the common or garden Smith or Jones or Brown
At bus'ness up in town
You've got to settle down.
You save up all the money you can till summer comes around
Then away you go
To a spot you know
Where the cockle shells are found.

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
"Tiddely-om-pom-pom!"
So just let me be beside the seaside
I'll be beside myself with glee
And there's lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!

Timothy went to Blackpool for a day last Eastertide
to see what he could see beside the sea
as soon as he reached the station there the first thing he espied
was a wine lodge doors stood open invitingly.
To quench his thirst he toddled inside
and called out for a wine which grew to eight or nine
till his nose began to shine! said he what people see in the sea I plainly fail to see,
so he caught the train back home again and to his wife said he.

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
"Tiddely-om-pom-pom!"
So just let me be beside the seaside
I'll be beside myself with glee
And there's lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!

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