Up from the heart of the Gorbals he
Don't tramp on his toes, for everyone
From then on when we see the bend in
We'll all sing 'Benny Has Been'.
The whole of the river sang 'Benny Has
Benny Has Been, Benny Has Been',
Down in the city, that never was mean,
We all sang 'Benny Has Been'.
Down to the shows Benny went as a youth,
To fight in the booth, I'll tell you the
Many's the big man was short of a tooth,
As he sang 'young Benny Has been'.
To Manchester City young Benny went
To meet Jacky Brown, he picked up the
He came back in triumph to old Glasgow
And the city sang 'Benny Has Been'.
He beat Small Montatna, he floored Peter
Sent him back to train - then downed him
The Lynch-pin of boxing inflicted more
And the city sang 'Benny Has Been.'
The city had T. B. the city had booze,
Her victims she'd choose, and send out
That Benny would win, and then that
Benny would lose,
And the city sang 'Benny Has Been',