The Rolling English Drunkard

Built the rolling English road,
And then they went and straightened it
To allow a bigger load
(When Mr Fords conveyor-belt
First started to explode)
And then we came all over Green
And thought the traffic should be slowed;
So we put in mini-roundabouts
In case we squashed a toad,
Or the motion of the motor car
Stopped the crops from being growed;
And then we wove some muesli
And applied a coat of woad,
And banned all booze and cigarettes;
But Mr Chesterton he knowed
That the rolling English drunkard
Built the rolling English road.

© 2012 ANN FARMER