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Chicken on a Raft

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Skipper's in the wardroom drinkin' gin
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Hey ho, chicken on a raft
I don't mind knockin' but I ain't goin' in
Hey ho, chicken on a raft
The jimmy's laughing like a drain
Hey ho, chicken on a raft
He's lookin' at me comic cuts again
Hey ho, chicken on a raft

Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning
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Oh what a terrible sight to see
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Dab toes forward and dustman aft
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Sittin' and a pickin' at a chicken on a raft
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Hey ho, chicken on raft

They gave me the middle and the forenoon too
Now I'm pullin' on a whalin' crew
Seagulls wheelin' overhead
I outta be home in me feather bed

I had a little girl in Donny-B
And she did make a fool of me
Her heart was like the pusser's shower
Run hot to cold in a quarter of an hour

We kissed goodbye on the midnight bus
She didn't cry, she didn't fuss
Am I the one that she loves best?
Or just a cuckoo in another man's nest?

An amazon girl lived in Dumfries,
She only had her kids in two's and three's
She's got a sister in Maryhill
She says she won't but I think she will

Written by Cyril Tawney