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Party Games

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

This song was sung by Lal Waterson and accompanied by Oliver Knight, guitar, Alice Kinloch, trombone, and Jo Freya, tenor saxophone, on the album A Bed of Roses.

Cover Versions

  1. Jo Freya's Lal Waterson Project, Lal (2007)

Lyrics

It's party time
We all stand in line
And do our party piece

Fast flows the wine
Oh how my little heart beats

It's a real celebration
It's a friends and family occasion
Pass the parcel to the guy next door

In a room full of laughter
And the music's getting faster
Pass the parcel to the guy next door

And the bundle's getting smaller
And the papers strewn across the floor
Over wined, over eated
Not inclined to tear off any more

Goodbye to bug that's smit him
Farewell to the dog that bit him
Adieu to the girl that kissed him in the crowd
And he laughed out loud

It's a landslide situation
On the terraces across this nation
Pass the parcel to the guy next door

It's a real celebration
It's a friends and family occasion
Pass the parcel to the guy next door

And the bundle's getting smaller
And the papers strewn across the floor
Over wined, over eated
Not inclined to tear off any more

In a room full of laughter
And the music's getting faster
Pass the parcel to the guy next door

Oh how my little heart bleeds!