Mudcat Café message #159889 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16854   Message #159889
Posted By: wildlone
08-Jan-00 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sink the Bismarck (Johnny Horton)
Subject: Lyr Add: CHICKEN ON A RAFT (Cyril Tawney)
I was thinking of Chicken on a Raft

CHICKEN ON A RAFT
Cyril Tawney.

The Skipper's in the Ward room drinking gin,
Hi ho chicken on a raft,
I don't mind you knocking but you ain't comin' in,
Hi ho chicken on a raft,
The Jim is a laughing like a drain,
Hi ho chicken on a raft.
Been lookin' at me comic book again.
Hi ho chicken on a raft.

Chorus.
Up! Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning,
Oh what a terrible sight to see,
Dab toes for'ard the dustman aft
A-sittin' there picking on a chicken on a raft,
Hi ho chicken on a raft!
Hi ho chicken on a raft!
Hi ho chicken on a raft!
A-sittin' there picking on a chicken on a raft.

They gave me the middle and the for'ard too,
And now I'm pulling in a whaling crew,
There's a seagull weaving overhead,
I ought to be sleeping in a feather bed.

Chorus

I had a little girl in Doneaglibe,
Did she make a fool of me,
Her heart was like a passing shower,
From hot to cold in a quarter of an hour.

Chorus

We said goodbye on the midnight bus,
And she didn't cry and she didn't fuss,
Am I the man that she loves best,
Or am I just the cuckoo in another man's nest.

Chorus

An Amazon girl lives in Dumfries,
She only has her kids in twos and threes,
Her sister lives in Maryhill,
She says she won't but I know she will.

Chorus.