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NH Dave Folklore: Songs about Rats (36) RE: Folklore: Songs about Rats 16 Feb 06

Some time ago Wildlone posted Cyril Tawney's Robert the Rat to the forum from which it migrated to the DT Songs list.


wildlone - PM
Date: 03 Jul 01 - 01:54 PM

I was looking for any of Cyril's songs on the "cat" and noticed that this one was not here.
The tune Cyril uses is Brian O Lynn.
Recorded on Sally Free And Easy

(Cyril Tawney)

Stanley the Rat was a fast one at that,
From bulkhead to bulkhead in four seconds flat
He's come and gone ere an eyelid can bat,
But he'd do it much quicker if we had a cat.

One flashing run and his visit is done,
Stan never lingers to join in the fun.
Our hospitality he'd rather shun,
But he'd stay a bit longer if we had a gun.

I raises me cap to this beady eyed chap,
Who needs no compass and carries no map.
And not knows what it means to get in a flap,
But we'd bloody well show him if we had a trap.

When does he doze nobody knows,
Night and day he keeps on his toes.
I don't suppose his eyes ever close,
But he'd sleep forever and ever and ever-
          If we had a high pressure hose.

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