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GUEST,Starship Origins: Oh, a Sewer Man Am I (7) RE: Origins: Oh, a Sewer Man Am I 19 May 20


Thread #34913   Message #481037
Posted By: Joan from Wigan
11-Jun-01 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sewer songs
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GLAD I'M WORKING DOWN BELOW (Garrett)

I'M GLAD I'M WORKING DOWN BELOW
(Words & Music by John M Garrett)

1. Oh, a sewerman am I
And my trade I deftly ply
As underneath the city streets I go
And my hope for paradise
Is to wade up to my thighs
Oh, I'm glad I'm working down below

CHORUS: Down below, down below
Oh, it's dark but it's home to me, you know
It's the only place, I find,
I can get some peace of mind
Yes I'm glad I'm working down below

2. There are rules to the trade
That have to be obeyed
And every movement must be made just so
You must watch just where you stand,
And just where you put your hand
Still I'm glad I'm working down below

3. There was cause for alarm
At a nearby sewage farm
When a man fell down a pit some years ago
Since the accident occurred;
He's been lying there interred
Oh, I'm glad I'm working down below

4. Oh, in Paris I have found
They take tourists underground
And even charge a small fee for the show
While in Venice I've heard tell
They sail boats on it as well
Oh, I'm glad I'm working down below

5. Oh, it is a wonderful life,
You can hide here from your wife
And leave behind your every care and woe
I may be a sewer rat,
But I'm not to be sniffed at
Oh, I'm glad I'm working down below


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