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Thread #72967   Message #2746196
Posted By: GUEST,Julian Terry
14-Oct-09 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sam got a job on the railroad
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sam got a job on the railroad
The version I remember is:

Sambo had an uncle, an uncle very rich.
One day he said to Sambo, "I'll give you two and six."
Sambo was excited and went off to the shop.
Ten lemonades and a ginger beer, and Sambo went off, pop!

More work for the undertaker,
Another little job for the tombstone maker.
Off to the local cemetery, on this tombstone you will see:
"Sambo that's me"

Sambo had an auntie, an auntie very poor.
One day she said to Sambo, "I'll make you scrub the floor."
'something something' upstairs to bed.
He tried to climb the banisters, and fell down on his head.

Sambo joined the railway, for him there was no hope.
He tried to scrub the railway line with a bar of mouldy soap.
The saw an engine coming along the dirty track,
He rolled his dirty shirt sleeves up and tried to push it back.