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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    Dug 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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    Lyric Correction

    I 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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