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The Gas-Man Cometh (Michael Flanders) Twas on the Monday morning the gas-man came to call The gas tap wouldn't turn I wasn't getting gas at all He tore out all the skirting boards to try and find the main And I had to call a carpenter to put them back again Oh it all makes work for the working man to do. Twas on the Tuesday morning the carpenter came round He hammered and he chiselled and he said, "Look what I've found Your joists are full of dry rot but I'll put them all to rights." Then he nailed right through a cable and out went all the lights Oh it all makes work for the working man to do. Twas on a Wednesday morning the electrician came He called me Mr. Sanderson which isn't quite me name He couldn't reach the fuse box without standing on the bin And he put his foot through a window so I called the glazier in Oh it all makes work for the working man to do. Twas on the Thursday morning the glazier came along With his blowtorch and his putty and his merry glazier song He put another pane in, it took no time at all But I had to get a painter in to come and paint the wall Oh it all makes work for the working man to do. Twas on a Friday morning the painter made a start With undercoats and overcoats, he painted every part Every nook and every cranny but I found when he was gone He'd painted over the gas tap and I couldn't turn it on Oh it all makes work for the working man to do. On Saturday and Sunday they do no work at all So twas on the Monday morning that the gas-man came to call. (copyright Flanders and Swan) HB oct96
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