As I was walking to St. Ives,
I met a man who sharpened knives,
he sharpened all my knives for me,
and then he charged me 50p
the crook he charged me 50p,
that was daylight robbery,
back in seventeen ninety-three.
(It was actually ten shillings,
but there may be some youngsters in the audience,
so I have metricated the sum involved)
the scoundrel charged me 50p.