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"7: It's a Fine Life"

Nancy and the boys

Small pleasures, small pleasures
Who would deny us these? (Not me)
Gin toddies, large measures
No skimpin' if you please

I rough it
I love it
Life is a game of chance
I never tire of it
Leading this merry dance

If you don't mind having to go without things
It's a fine life (fine life)
Tho' it ain't all jolly old pleasure outings
It's a fine life (fine life)

When you got someone to love
You'd forget your cares and strife
Let the prudes look down on us
Let the wide world frown on us
It's a fine fine life

No flounces, no feathers
No frills and furbelows
All winds and all weathers
Ain't good for fancy clo'es

Ah, these trappings
These tatters
These we can just afford
What future?
What ma'ers?
We've got our bed and board

If you don't mind having to deal with fagin
It's a fine life (fine life)
Although diseased rats threaten to bring the plague in
It's a fine life (fine life)

But the grass is green and dense
On the right side of the 'fence'
And we take good care of it
That we get our share of it
And we don't mean pence

Not for me
The happy home
Happy husband
Happy wife
Tho' it sometimes touches me
For the likes of such as me
Mine's a fine fine life!

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