We was as ’appy as could be that dayDown at the Welsh ’Arp, which is ’Endon way.
Song The Coster’s Serenade (1894)
Wot cher! all the neighbours cried,Who yer gonna meet, Bill,Have yer bought the street, Bill?Laugh! I thought I should've died,Knocked 'em in the Old Kent Road.Albert Chevalier
She wears a artful bonnet, feathers stuck upon it,Coverin' a fringe all curled;She's just about the sweetest, prettiest and neatestDoner in the wide, wide world!And she'll be Missis 'Awkins, Missis 'En'ry 'Awkins,Got 'er for to name the day;Settled it last Monday, so to church on Sunday,Off we trots the donkey shay!Albert Chevalier