"Up The Hill And Down The Slope" as written by and Peter Astor....
Oh lift my eyes so hungry for the pines
Give me the money and I’ll see you right between the eyes
My greedy eyes, my beady eyes
So slow and to stare
They are the bright things I might just get them there

[chorus]
Please, don’t say no
Once around the fair
So I know
Please, don’t say no
Once around the fair
So I know

Yeah even here
And tits go out and go pants down
Go strange and I punctuate
Great big wheels my father fills
Hearts sound go round and round
Money catches and let you down
Go to hell and down the centre,
Round the cell and going home
Oh gonna lift my eyes so hungry for the pines
Give me a gun and I’ll shoot you right between the eyes
And take me here

[chorus]

Full of surprises and once a luxury
Sad thing might not know knowing how
Or may not seem
Sad cheerful journeymen
Running on their dreams
Showing off in the rain
And lies the air
Seesaw round
And stitched you up and go town to town
Go strange and I punctuate
Great big wheels my father fills
Hearts sound go round and round
Money catches and let you down
Over the hill and down the slope
Round the centre and going home

Over the hill and down the slope
So I run around, round, round and going home
Follow Santa round, round, round
I running mighty cackles gonna let you down
Crack my eyes on the undercoat bars
And I’m running, running, then fall about
Here I go in the ebb and flow
Over the hill and down the slope
Over the hill and down the slope
Magpies going down
Magpies going down
Magpies going down
Over the hill and down the slope
Over the hill and down the slope


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    Lyric CorrectionI think this is closer (but still a bunch of lines are tough nuts to crack):

    Oh my magpie eyes they're hungry for the prize
    Give me the money or I’ll shoot you right between the eyes
    My greedy eyes, my beady eyes, they're slow and they stare
    They are the bright things I might just get them there

    [chorus]
    Please, don’t say no
    Once around the fair
    So I know
    Please, don’t say no
    Once around the fair
    So I know

    Year in a year
    And tits go out and go pants down
    Go strange and then I punctuate
    Great big wheels in my father's field
    Hollow sounds travel round and round
    Money cackles in a lucky town
    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattling sound of going home
    Oh my magpie eyes are hungry for the prize
    Give me a gun and I’ll shoot you right between the eyes
    And take me there

    [chorus]

    Stalls with prizes and ones with luxury
    Tempting but not know knowing how
    Or may now seem
    And those sad cheerful journeymen
    Running on their dreams
    Showing off in the rain
    And lies the air
    Seesaw round
    And stitched you up and go town to town
    Go strange and I punctuate
    Great big wheels in my father's fields
    Hollow sound travel round and round
    Money cackles in a lucky town
    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattling sound of going home

    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattle, rattle, rattle and I'm going home
    Hollow sounds travel round and round and round
    Money, money cackles in a lucky town
    Magpie eyes are hungry for the prize
    And I’m running, running, running against the weather
    Here I go in the ebb and flow
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Magpies going down
    The magpies going down
    The magpies going down
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Over the hill and down the slope
    nuthinbutacustomeron May 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDug up a few more versions and this is the best I can do based on the record and some live performances...

    Oh my magpie eyes are hungry for the prize
    Give me the money or I’ll shoot you right between the eyes
    My greedy eyes, my beady eyes, they swivel and they stare
    Thinking of the bright things I might just get them there

    [chorus]
    Please, don’t say no
    Once around the fair
    So I know
    Please, don’t say no
    Once around the fair
    So I know

    Year in and year out
    Gypsy lorries go from town to town
    Ghost trains down country lanes
    Great big wheels by the farmers' fields
    Hollow sounds travel round and round
    Money cackles in a lucky town
    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattling sound of going home
    Oh my magpie eyes are hungry for the prize
    Give me a gun and I’ll shoot you right between the eyes
    I'm taking leave

    [chorus]

    Stalls with prizes and ones with luxury
    Tempting but not knowing how
    Or may now seem
    And those sad cheerful journeymen
    Running on their dreams
    Showing off in the rain
    In lives his
    Jeans all around
    Gypsy lorries go from town to town
    Ghost trains down country lanes
    Great big wheels by farmers' fields
    Hollow sounds travel round and round
    Money cackles in a lucky town
    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattling sound of going home

    Over the hill and down the slope
    To the rattle, rattle, rattle I'm going home
    Hollow sounds travel round round round
    Money, money cackles in a lucky town
    Magpie eyes are hungry for the prize
    And I’m running, running, running against the weather
    Here I go with the ebb and flow
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Mayflower's going down
    Mayflower's going down
    Mayflower's going down
    Over the hill and down the slope
    Over the hill and down the slope
    brokemyneckon April 14, 2017   Link

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