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Six Feet of Mud (Cyril Tawney) Roll on the drums, oh! me time has come Let's get it over with before I start to hum in Six feet of mud, six feet of mud, Nine fathoms of water and six feet of mud. Haul down the flag and sew up the bag One consolation-the wife can't nag me in Six feet, etc. Fire the last salute and slide me down the chute But don't send me overboard in me tiddly suit into Six feet, etc. Sound the last post and pray for me ghost For in three day's time I'll be washed up on the coast from Six feet, etc. There's a billet to let and I hope you don't forget To break the news to Greenburgh's I'm in Crown debt in Six feet, etc. In a year on this tub it's me first green rub And there ain't a man among you can do me a sub in Six feet. etc. I said to the doc "It's a race against the clock 'Cos in three hours time we'll be in dry dock without the Six feet, etc.- Copyright Folk Directions RG
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