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Chicken on a Raft (Cyril Tawney) Skipper in the wardroom drinkin' gin, Hey yo, chicken on a raft! I don't mind knockin', but I ain't goin' in! Hey yo, chicken on a raft! The jimmy's laughin' like it'd rain, Hey yo, chicken on a raft! He's lookin' at me comic cuts again! Hey yo, chicken on a raft! cho: Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning, Oh, what a terrible sight to see, Dabtoes forward and the dustmen aft, Sittin' there a'pickin' at a chicken on a raft! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! Hey, ho, chicken on a raft! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! Hey, ho, chicken on a raft! Gave me the middle and the forenoon too, Now I'm pullin' on a whalin' crew. Seagulls wheelin' overhead, I oughter be home in me featherbed! I had a little girl in Donny-B, And did she make a fool of me. Her heart was like a pusser's shower, Run hot to cold in a quarter of an hour! We kissed goodbye on a midnight bus, She didn't cry and she didn't fuss, Am I that one she loves the best, Or just a cuckoo in another man's nest? An amazon girl lived in Dumfries, Only had her kids in two's and three's, She's got a sister in Maryhill, Says she won't but I think she will! Copyright Dick James Music, Ltd. Recorded by Tawneyand by the Young Tradition BR
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