"Skeleton and the Roundabout" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
SKELETON and the ROUNDABOUT

Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout
I am the fairground man at heart
I run the roundabout this part
I fill this fair but custom have I none

I turn the handle round so fast it makes my elbow ache
Nobody seems to care
No-one rides upon my roundabout no longer anymore
Oh what a horrid fair!

Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout

Money there is none - I'm thinner than a skeleton

But wait a minute, I'm so thin
That all these aches and pains could be a chance for me
I could be a horror or a ghost in a ghost train
I think I'll go and see

I meet the man who runs the ghost train
He says, "You're just great!
I'll pay you top class wages
If you'll just hang from this gate"

A year is passing lots of food and money come my way
Oh lucky man am I
But who's this telling me, "You're fired!
You're much too fat to be a ghost, be on your way!"
So here I am

Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout
Climb aboard my roundabout


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"The Skeleton and the Roundabout" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThis song is not a bad song musically, but has the worst lyrics of any song, since seasons in the sun. I read here on song meanings someone thought the song was about a Skeleton going back and forth in my round about. Well, what is a round about, like a box or something, no as it turns out it's like a merry go round and some guy is turning it with his arm and the Skeleton is only mentioned one time and it's not a Skeleton going around a round about at all as the title suggests. This song could have been a big hit if it had better lyrics.
    tropicalthoughton July 27, 2014   Link

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