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Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man.
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man.
The kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key,
So they rode on his head in their furry donkey.

The kids couldn't hurt Jack,
They tried, tried, tried.
They dropped things on his back,
They lied, lied, lied, lied, lied.

But they couldn't stop Jack, 'or the waters lapping,
And they couldn't prevent Jack from being happy.

But they couldn't stop Jack, 'or the waters lapping,
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy.

The kids couldn't hurt Jack,
They tried, tried, tried.
They dropped things on his back
They lied, lied, lied, lied, lied.

But they couldn't stop Jack, 'or the waters lapping.
And they couldn't prevent Jack from being happy.

(I saw ya!)



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    JohnfromSTCSep 4, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    Happy Jack is Great Britain whose flag Pete proudly wore as a jacket in early days of the Who. Jack may sing in the wrong key but the scorn of other nations (kids) bothers him not. The uk will go its own way; as soon stop it as stop the waves from lapping the beach. This is also a reference to the Saxon king Canute, who was excessively flattered by courtiers. To show he was human, not divine, Canute ordered his throne to be set at the sea's edge. He then commanded the waves to recede. As the tide was coming in, the Channel waters ignored him, dampening his royal garment.

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