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Old Dun Cow (Harry Wincott 1893) Some friends and I in a public house Were playing dominoes one night When into the room a fireman came, His face all chalky white "What's up?" says Brown, "Have you seen a ghost?" "Have you seen your Aunt Moriah?" "Oh my Aunt Moriah be buggered," says he, "The bleeding pubs on fire" "Oh," says Brown, "What a bit of luck Everybody follow me It's down to the cellar if the fire's not there Then we'll have a grand old spree" So we all went down with good old Brown And the booze we could not miss And we hadn't been there ten minutes or more Till we were quite like this Oh, there was Brown, up side down Mopping up the whiskey on the floor "Booze, booze" the firemen cried As they come a knockin' at the door "Well don't let em in till it's all mopped up Somebody shouted, "MacIntyre" And we all got blue blind paralytic drunk When the Old Dun Cow caught fire Then Smith ran over to the port wine tub And gave it just a few hard knocks He started taking off his pantaloons Likewise his shoes and socks "Oh no," says Brown, "That t'ain't allowed You can't do that there Don't be washing your trotters in the port wine tub When we got some Guinesses beer" Then there came a mighty crash Half the bloody room caved in And we were drownded by the fireman's hose Though we were almost happy So we got some tacks and some wet old sacks And we packed ourselves inside And we sat there getting bleery eyed drunk When the Old Dun Cow caught fire SOF
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