Rough Justice. (Boulton/Parton.)

Rough Justice (

Well the young one’s today are all vandals

The buggers are muggers an all

When their not out ram raiding their out there parading 

The stuff they nicked in the last haul

Well hard discipline never did me any harm

And conscription would do them all good

And if I had me way we would go back to the days

When a criminal knew where he stood

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I’d flock them and flay them and hang them

I’d bring back the birch and the cat

I’d give them what for the strong arm of the law

The thumb screws the stocks and all that

Course we could give them jobs and a future

And their chance of a place in the sun

We could give them fair shares in a country that cares

But it would’t be half as much fun

Well take the probationary service 

They’d  be sacked to a man right away

And all of them shirkers they call social workers

I’d find them real jobs for a change 

Then there be no more pleading for mercy

While stood in the dock looking nervous

When some time served old lag caught red handed with swag

Thanking god for community service                                    No I’d…………..

I could save the poor tax payers money

Do away the jury I say

For a judge worth his salt knows the criminal sort

He can spot them a mile away

It’s their clothes and their haircuts and accents 

It lets them down time after time

With no jury to please a good judge could at ease

Select punishment fit for the crime Like…………..

Well prisons today are like holiday camps

They get snooker ping pong and TV

When their not breaking rocks up they should be chained and lock up

Not studying for a lawyers degrees

There’s no porridge and no bread and water

They get lashings of whisky and per nod

It’s like something of Sky or straight of HI Di HI

When it should be like Dante’s inferno No I’d………..

They say villains need our understanding 

Compassion and help not reproof

but show to much meekness they’ll take it as weakness

And start chucking tiles of the roof 

I admit we might string up a few by mistake

By break the old innocent jurat

It just means they were hung before they did wrong

Well prevention is better than cure           So lets…………..

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