[SERGEANT]
Ah, take one consideration with another –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
With another,
[SERGEANT]
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one. [SERGEANT]
Our feelings we with difficulty smother -
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
‘Culty smother,
[SERGEANT]
When constabulary duty’s to be done –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
To be done. [SERGEANT& CHORUS OF POLICE]
When constabulary duty’s to be done, to be done,
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one, happy one
A happy one! [SERGEANT& CHORUS OF POLICE]
When constabulary duty’s to be done, to be done,
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one, happy one! [SERGEANT]
When the enterprising burglar’s not a’burgling –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Not a’burgling
[SERGEANT]
When the cut-throat isn’t occupied in crime –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
‘Pied in crime,
[SERGEANT]
He loves to hear the little brook a’gurgling –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Brook a’gurgling,
[SERGEANT]
And listen to the merry village chime –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Village chime
[SERGEANT]
When the coster’s finished jumping on his mother –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
On his mother
[SERGEANT]
He loves to lie a’basking in the sun –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
In the sun
[SERGEANT]
Ah, take one consideration with another –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
With another,
[SERGEANT]
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Ah! [CHORUS OF POLICE]
Ah! [SERGEANT]
When a felon’s not engaged in his employment –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
His employment,
[SERGEANT]
Or maturing his felonious little plans -
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Little plans,
[SERGEANT]
His capacity for innocent enjoyment –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
‘Cent enjoyment
[SERGEANT]
Is just as great as any honest man’s –
[CHORUS OF POLICE]
Honest man’s!