The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3371890
Posted By: Amos
04-Jul-12 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Haul away and heave away, hard though it may be,
Get old Bobert's tractor out, from under yonder tree,
Heave and saw and lift and haul, until your bones are limp
And thank the stars above you that you're nothing but a Chimp!


Down on the Chongo river, boys, where the nights are long and sweet
They live on hemp and guava, and they dine on monkey meat
ANd every sailor comes to town, and every sailor's wife
Is on the hunt for chimpanzees, to take away their lives!

Haul away and heave away, hard though it may be,
Get old Bobert's tractor out, from under yonder tree,
Heave and saw and lift and haul, until your bones are limp
And thank the stars above you that you're nothing but a Chimp!


So all you little monkey boys, now listen to your mums
And don't you go a wandering, or follerin' the drums,
STay well within the uplands, kids, and do not play the imp.
Or you'll end up on a dinner plate, like that no-good Chongo Chimp!

Haul away and heave away, hard though it may be,
Get old Bobert's tractor out, from under yonder tree,
Heave and saw and lift and haul, until your bones are limp
And thank the stars above you that you're nothing but a Chimp!



Working Songs from Other Species 1956 edition, collected by Hilo Maxmin, Scasrsborough, New York.