Up The Junction
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I never thought it would happen with me and the girl from Clapham
Out on the windy common, that night I ain't forgotten.
Where she dealt out the rations with some or other passions.
I said, "You are a lady." "Perhaps" she said, "I may be."
We moved into a basement with talks of our engagement.
We stayed in by the telly, although the room was smelly.
We spent our time just kissin'; The Railway Arms we're missin'.
But love had got us hooked up and all our time it took up.
I got a job with Stanley. He said I'd come in handy.
And he started me on Monday. So, I had a bath on Sunday.
I worked eleven hours and bought the girl some flowers.
She said she'd seen a doctor and nothing now could stop her.
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I worked all through the winter; the weather brass and bitter.
I put away a tenner each week to make her better.
And when the time was ready, we had to sell the telly.
Late evenings by the fire and little kicks inside her.
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This morning at four-fifty I took her rather nifty.
Down to an incubator, where thirty minutes later.
She gave birth to a daughter; within a year a walker.
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She looked just like her mother; as if there could be another
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And now she's two years older. Her mother's with a soldier.
She left me with my drinkin'. Became a proper stingin'.
The devil came and took me from bar to street to bookie.
No more nights by the telly, no more nights nappies smelling.
Alone here in the kitchen, I feel there's somethin' missin'.
I beg for some forgiveness, but beggin's not my business.
And she won't write a letter, although I always tell her.
And so it's my assumption I'm really up the junction.