This Be The Verse

text: Philip Larkin

Matthew Lee Knowles March 11th 2009

Soprano

  

They fuck

you



 

 
to


up

     
they

your mum and dad.

     
And

They

  

  

may

  
not


but


do.

mean

They

 

fill

        
just

you with the

      
faults

they had.

add some ex - tra

       
they

  
for


you.

  
coats.

 
But

   

  

   
in

  
in their

 


turn.

were fucked up

 
By


fools

    
old sty

  
hats and

-

le

   
And

 
Who

  
half

  
the

    
time were

  
sop -

  
py


stern.

    
half at

  
one a


-

  
noth - ers

  
throats.

  
-

   
man.

      
Get


Man

  
hands on


mis -


er -


y


to

  
It deep -


ens

 
as

   
like a


coast


-


al

 
shelf.


out



 

 


as

 
-

ear - ly

you

 


can.

 

  

  

  
kids


your

  
self

 

And don't have

an - y