Keith West

Grocer Jack (Video)

Count the days into years
Yes, eighty-two brings many fears
Yesterday's laughter turned to tears.
His arms and legs don't feel so strong
His heart is weak, there's something wrong.

Opens windows in despair
Tries to breathe in some fresh air
His conscience cries, "Get on your feet
Without you, Jack, the town can't eat".

|: Grocer Jack, Grocer Jack, get off your back,
go into town, don't let them down, oh no, no :|

The people that live in the town
don't understand --  
He's never been known to miss his round
It's ten o'clock, the housewives yell 
"When Jack turns up, we'll give him hell".

Husbands moan at breakfast tables
No milk, no eggs, no marmalade labels
Mothers send their children out 
to Jack's house to scream and shout. 



It's Sunday morning, bright and clear
Lovely flowers decorate a marble square.

People cry and mourn away,
think about the fateful day
Now they wish they'd given Jack 
more affection and respect
The little children, dressed in black, 
don't know what happened to old Jack.

|: |: Grocer Jack, Grocer Jack, is it true what Mummy said,
you won't come back, oh no, no :| :|

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