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Thread #109962   Message #2306095
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-Apr-08 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Father's Got the Sack from the Water Work
Subject: Lyr Add: FATHER'S GOT THE SACK FROM THE WATER WORK
G. K. Chesterton quoted the song in his book "Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument against the Scientifically Organized State":

Father's got the sack from the water works
For smoking of his old cherry briar.
Father's got the sack from the water works
'Cos he might set the water works on fire.