4 May 2010 0 Comments

Chicken on a Raft

Written by the great Cyril Tawney (c) 1950 ish

Skipper in the wardroom drinkin’ gin,

Hi yo, chicken on a raft!

I don’t mind knockin’, but I ain’t goin’ in!

Hi yo, chicken on a raft!

The jimmy’s laughin’ like a drain,

Hi yo, chicken on a raft!

He’s lookin’ at me comic cuts again!

Hi yo, chicken on a raft!

Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning,

Oh, what a terrible sight to see,

Dabtoes forward and the dustmen aft,

Sittin there pickin on a chicken on a raft!

Hi yo, chicken on a raft

Hi yo, chicken on a raft

Hi yo, chicken on a raft

Hi yo, chicken on a raft

Gave me the middle and the forenoon too,

Now I’m pullin’ on a whalin’ crew.

Seagulls wheelin’ overhead,

I oughter be home in me featherbed!

I had a little girl in Donny-B,

And did she make a fool of me.

Her heart was like a passing shower,

Run hot to cold in a quarter of an hour!

We kissed goodbye on a midnight bus,

She didn’t cry and she didn’t fuss,

Am I that one she loves the best,

Or am I just a cuckoo in another man’s nest?

An amazon girl lived in Dumfries,

Only had her kids in two’s and three’s,

She’s got a sister in Maryhill,

Says she won’t but I think she will!

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