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Thread #21520   Message #2341926
Posted By: GUEST,merry
16-May-08 - 12:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: More Work for the Undertaker (F W Leigh)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More Work for the Undertaker
i learnt a song very similar this when i was growing up, it went

"sambo had an uncle,an uncle very poor,
one day he said to sambo,
'i'll make you scrub the floor'
now sambo didn't like it, he went upstairs to bead,
he tried to climb the bannister and fell down on his head

more work for the tombstone maker,
7 and 6' for the tombstone maker,
off to the local cemetry,
and on his tombstone you will see
"sambo, that's me, i'm free"

there was another verse about his rich uncle who gave him either 7 and 6' or 2 and 6', he then goes to the local/candy/lolly stor, but i can't remeber what he brought. there were other verses about where he worked but i can't remember any of them, all verses ended with "POP! BANG!"