Noël Coward - There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner Lyrics

The English playwright, actor, singer and songwriter
Noël Coward - There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner Lyrics

This is the song from "The Globe Revue".

They're out of sorts in Sunderland
And terribly cross in Kent.
They're dull in Hull,
And the Isle of Mull
Is seething with discontent.
They're nervous in Northumberland,
And Devon is down the drain.
They're filled with wrath
On the firth of Forth
And sullen on Salisbury Plain.
In Dublin they're depressed, lads
Maybe because they're Celts.
For Drake is going West, lads,
And so is everyone else.
Misery's here to stay

(Refrain 1)
There are bad times just around the corner
There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky,
And it's no good whining
About a silver lining
For we know from experience that they won't roll by.
With a scowl and a frown
We'll keep our peckers down
And prepare for depression and doom and dread.
We're going to unpack our troubles from our old kit bag
And wait until we drop down dead.

From Colwyn Bay to Kettering
They're sobbing themselves to sleep
The shrieks and wails
In the Yorkshire dales
Have even depressed the sheep
In rather vulgar lettering
A very disgruntled group
Have posted bills
On the Cotswold Hills
To prove that we're in the soup
While begging Kipling's pardon
There's one thing we know for sure
If England is a garden
We ought to have more manure
Suffering and dismay

(Refrain 2)
There are bad times just around the corner
And the outlook's absolutely vile.
There are home fires smoking from
Windermere to Woking,
And we're not going to tighten
Our belts and smile, smile, smile..
At the sound of a shot we'd just as soon as
not take a hot water bottle and go to bed.
We're going to un-tense our muscles till they
sag sag sag and wait until we drop down dead.

There are bad times just around the corner.
We can all look forward to despair.
It's as clear as crystal from Bridlington
To Bristol that we can't save democracy,
And we don't much care if the Reds
And the Pinks believe that England stinks
And that world revolution is bound to spread.

We'd better all learn the lyrics
Of the old "Red Flag" and wait
Until we drop down dead.

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There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner