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Thread #66694 Message #1109525
Posted By: Bob Bolton
04-Feb-04 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: If I had the wings of an angel - parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If I had the wings of an angel
This verse "floats" into Botany Bay ... I need to find the 1880 original (from the Music Hall play Little Jack Shepherd ... to see if Mayhew put it there at the time ... or if it has sneaked in later).
I also collected a bawdy version in Tasmania - sung to the tune of Botany Bay - in 1966, from an Australian construction engineer ... with a British Royal Marines background ... and a post-war Bengal tiger-hunting spell! ...:
If I had the wings of an angel,
And the balls of a king kangaroo,
I f**k all the girls in creation ...
And sell the results to the Zoo!