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Thread #21520 Message #230641
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-May-00 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: More Work for the Undertaker (F W Leigh)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'More work for the undertaker'
This is all I have:
Now listen to the tale I'm going to tell you.
You'll laugh until you feel you want some breath,
For people often think it very funny
When you tell them of a vi-hi-o-lent death!
More work for the Undertaker,
Another little job for the Tombstone Maker,
At the local cem-e-tary they've
Been very, very busy on a brand new grave:
He won't be cold this winter!
"Music Hall song sung by the late T.E. Dunville, circa 1890."
-Quoted, with the above comment, by Marjorie Allingham in her 1949 novel of the same name.
I've long wanted the tune for this one, and any further text there may be...