Four Farthings For Four Chews

Written by: Mandy Tams The Golden Girl

Four Farthing For Four Chews.
We only had a penny each but it could buy four chews
In the days when it was four farthings to a penny
Glass jars lined up like soldiers; it was so hard to choose
There were not lots of flavours, but there was many…


In the days when it was four farthings to a penny
Then they changed it to halfpennies, but not the price of the chew
There were not lots of flavours, but there was many…
When they cut the penny, not into four, but into two

Then they changed it to halfpennies, but not the price of the chew
Now we could not even buy four sweets
When they cut the penny, not into four, but into two
Pocket money could not now buy the treats

Now we could not even buy four sweets
Glass jars lined up like soldiers; it was so hard to choose
Pocket money could not now buy the treats
We only had a penny each, but it could buy four chews.

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© ~GG~ 06 09 2012
England  Chews Different types  of individually wrapped sweets. Decimalisation meant we could not get four for a penny any more only two.