Vicky Verky 
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 
      With her hair up in his fingers 
      The fish and chips smell lingers 
      Under amber streetlamps 
      She holds the law in her hands 
      The moistness of the damp night 
      Falls silent through the lamplight 
      Although she's only fourteen 
      She really knows her courting 

      And up the railway sidings 
      There's him and her 
      They're lying 
      Hand in hand they whisper 
      You're my missus and I'm your mister 
      The moon as white and virgin 
      And she was on the turning 
      Remember your first nibble 
      When best friends were so little 

      They really trooped the colours 
      When walking with each other 
      And all her mates would giggle 
      As ladylike she'd wiggle 
      All along the high street 
      They'd splash out on an ice cream 
      He'd sometimes really treat her 
      But he'd done his mother's meter 

      Well he went off to Borstal 
      He said that he was forced to 
      Rob the flats of Hi Fi's 
      Cuz she was ill 
      And she would cry 
      Each morning she got sicker 
      Her mother sometimes hit her 
      If she'd have known the story 
      She would have been so sorry 

      He received a letter and admitted it 
      There was nothing else to do but get rid of it 
      Lonely in his dormitory 
      He'd sit and stare 
      If this is for real 
      And is it really fair 

      Summer came so they went 
      Down to the coast in his tent 
      She cooked upon his primus 
      And sampled local cider 
      She told him in his rucksack 
      I think I want that chance back 
      To be perhaps the one who 
      Will forever love you


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Argybargy.
  • The "it" that there is nothing else to do but get rid of is an unborn child.
  • The phrase "Vicky Verky" was a catchphrase used on the British radio  show "It's that Man Again" (popularly known as ITMA.)  The phrase was used by the character Norman the Doorman, played by actor Fred Yule. (Kenn Scott)