ARTIST: Trad and Anon TITLE: Woad Lyrics and Chords
[To the tune of Men of Harlech, words likely by William Hope-Jones, a master at Eton, written pre 1914]
What's the use of wearing braces Hats and spats and shoes with laces Vests and coats you buy in places Down in Brompton Road / C Am C - / F - G7 - / C F C - / C G7 C - / What's the use of shirts of cotton Studs that always get forgotten Such affairs are simply rotten Better far is Woad Woad's the stuff to show men Woad to scare your foemen Boil it to a brilliant blue And rub it on your legs and your abdomen / G - - - / C - - - / C Am C Em / C Am C - / Ancient Britons never hit on Anything as good as Woad to fit on Neck and knees and where you sit on Tailors, you be blowed / F C F C / D7 - G7 - / C F C - / C G7 C - / Romans came across the channel All dressed up in tin and flannel Half a pint of Woad per man'll Clothe us more than these Saxons, ye may save your stitches Building beds for bugs in britches We have Woad to clothe us, which is Not a nest for fleas Romans, save your armor Saxons, your pajamas Hairy coats were made for goats Gorillas, yaks, retriever dogs, and llamas So march on Snowdon with your Woad on Never mind if you get rained or snowed on Never need a button sewed on Woad for us today Go it ancient B's!
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