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Thread #21520 Message #3284730
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
04-Jan-12 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: More Work for the Undertaker (F W Leigh)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More Work for the Undertaker (F W Leigh)
Sang this song in the Brownies in the fifties. The Railway verse went:-
Sambo joined the railways, for him there was no hope, He tried to scrub the railway lines with a bar of Sunlight soap. Along came an express engine, thundering down the track. Sambo rolled his shirtsleeves up and tried to push it back. BANG! etc
The chorus ended:- On his tombstone you will see, "Sambo the Brave and Free"
I might add we never thought of Sambo as a black man, more as a young white spotty apprentice type!