20 April 2012 0 Comments

The Mauritania

Now in 1924,

I found myself in Liverpool on the floor

So I went to the Cunard office door

And got a job on the Mauritania

 

[Chorus]

She surely was a slaver

Ah to hell with the Mauritania

 

Well, the Mauritania is a wonderful sight

She’s 64 fires all burning bright

And they worked you hard from morning till night

Trying to fire the Mauritania

 

[Chorus]

 

Now the Mauritania’s coal was full of slate

And that’s what’s buggered the 4 to 8

Yes, that’s what’s buggered the 4-8

Trying to fire the Mauritania

 

[Chorus]

 

Ah but the 8 – 12 we’re much better men

But we were buggered by half past ten

Yes, we were buggered by half past ten

Trying to fire the Mauritania

 

[Chorus]

 

Now the fan’s on the bum and the fire won’t draw

And that’s what’s beaten the 12 – 4

Yes, that’s what’s beaten the 12-4

All aboard the Maurtitania

 

[Chorus]

 

So come all you firemen listen to me

A Cunard greyhound spells purgatory

So, stick to the coast and don’t go deep sea

Trying to fire the Mauritania

 

[Chorus]

 

 

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