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G Suits and Parachutes (Tune: Bell Bottom Trousers] Once there was a barmaid down in Brewery Lane Her master was so kind to her, her mistress was the same Along came a pilot, handsome as he could be He was the cause of all her misery! CHORUS: Singing "G" Suits and parachutes And uniforms of blue He'll fly a fighter Like his daddy used to do! Now in the morning before the break of day A five-pound note he handed her, and this to her did say: "Take this my darling, for all the harm I've done For you may have a daughter, and you may have a son If you have a daughter, put ribbons in her hair And if you have a son, get the bastard in the air!" Now the moral of my story as you can plainly see Is never trust a pilot an inch above your knee The barmaid trusted one and he went off to fly Leaving her a daughter to help the time go by! FINAL CHORUS: Singing "G" Suits and parachutes And uniforms of blue She'll never fly a fighter Like her daddy used to do! from There I Was...Flat on my Back, Stevens RG
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