Roll up, roll up – Matthews
Written for the BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads ‘Fairgrounds and Attractions


Roll up, roll up, let us entertain you
The slot machines and slides
The side shows and the rides
It’s what we were born to do
Let us entertain you

This ride’s my pride, passed on from my father
Every inch of every part
I know this ride by heart
The way it feels the way it sounds
Going up, coming down

Roll up, roll up, look at these attractions
Different every year
It’s what keeps them coming here
The thrills the sights and sounds
When the fair’s in town
Roll up, roll up, the fair is back in town
Roll up, roll up, the fair is back in town