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Thread #56362   Message #2309816
Posted By: Mark Dowding
08-Apr-08 - 02:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Thing-Ummy-Bob (Arthur Askey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thingummybob - WWII Worker's song
A few people have sung it including Gracie Fields, Elsie Carlisle, and 'Gert & Daisy' (Elsie & Doris Waters)
Recordings are available:

I found these words written by Lana Smith on the BBC WW2 memories site

Everybody pinches my butter,
They won't leave my butter alone,
And nothing is better than butter,
For keeping the old man at home.
Everybody says I'm old-fashioned
To sit on the things that are rationed.
You can pinch all my ham,
And my plum and apple jam,
But please leave my butter alone.

I've got a nice friendly face,
I think you'll agree,
But folk are always popping in to have a cuppa tea,
You may think I'm old-fashioned,
When I argue and shout,
But it's not wars and politics I worry about.