Petty (Thief) Lout lyrics

Up the drain pipe
Rapid he did sprout
[Grey templates on us] he had to inflict
TV documentary that it produced

When he whistled in the street
The men would turn around in fear
Of being thought effete

Petty thief lout

Up the drain pipe
Rapid he did sprout
Crime

Hides records in his drawer at home
Especially when they are rare
Never gives 'em out to every Tom Dick

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