"Baggy Trousers" as written by and Graham/barson Mcpherson....
Naughty boys in nasty schools
Headmaster's breaking all the rules
Having fun and playing fools
Smashing up the woodwork tools
All the teachers in the pub
Passing round the ready-rub
Trying not to think of when
The lunchtime bell will ring again.

Oh what fun we had
But, did it really turn out bad
All I learnt at school
Was how to bend not break the rules
Oh what fun we had
But at the time it seemed so bad
Trying different ways
To make a difference to the days.

The headmaster's had enough today
All the kids have gone away
Gone to fight with next door's school
Every term, that is the rule
Sits alone and bends his cane
Same old backsides again
All the small ones tell tall tales
Walking home and squashing snails.

Lots of girls and lots of boys
Lots of smells and lots of noise
Playing football in the park
Kicking pushbikes after dark
Baggy trousers, dirty shirt
Pulling hair and eating dirt
Teacher comes to break it up
Back of the 'ead with a plastic cup.

Baggy trousers, baggy trousers, baggy trousers
Baggy trousers, baggy trousers, baggy trousers


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"Baggy Trousers" as written by Christopher Foreman Cathal Joseph Smyth

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    General CommentIt's just so much fun to bounce around to when you feel like letting off some steam!
    GnomeQueenon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin the chorus, the second "but did it really turn out bad" should be "but at the time it seemed so bad"..and "kicking pushbikes in the park" should be "kicking pushbikes after dark"...

    this song kicks amazing arse! and is amazing to skank to. classic. xx
    pinkpiggleson July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes being in secondary school perfectly, even down to the way everyone dresses ("baggy trousers. dirty shirt").. In fact, it gets the feeling of being 14 and out to raise hell for fun and profit and makes it into the best ska song ever written. Funnily enough, except the headaster doesn't cane you anymore, nothing much has changed....
    CHAKAon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written in response to Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall." The idea being to show the fun side of school I suppose. Speaking as someone who was in secondary education in the seventies, I think both songs are equally valid, it just depended what lessons you had that day. History with a hippy and woodwork with a psychopath.
    Boss Manon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"gone to fight with next door's school, every term that is the rule"

    Yep and we always got our arses kicked! :-(
    Dr Strangeloveon July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song by an amazing band...
    ska_keithon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest party song ever! Gets everyone in the whole place skanking like idiots lol
    juno1408on June 23, 2007   Link

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