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Thread #1720   Message #3972011
Posted By: Lighter
18-Jan-19 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis)-Send Down a Dove Songs
Subject: RE: Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis)-Send Down a Dove Songs
O Lord above,
Send down a dove
With wings as sharp as razors,
To cut the throats of them there blokes
bad beer to sailors

Guy's Hospital Gazette (1916):

"One of our men in billets...deserted, leaving his clothes...with the following...pinned to his tunic:

Oh, Lord above
Send down a dove
With wings as sharp as razors;
To cut the throats
Of the ugly goats
They call the Sergeant -Majors."

John R. Kemble, Four Hundred Laughs (N.Y., 1902):

"May the Lord above send down a dove,
With wings as sharp as razors.
To cut off the head of anyone.
Who lowers the poor man's wages.

A toast from the San Bernardino chapter of the International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders (1901):

"May the God above send down a dove with wings as sharp as razors, to cut the throats of all the bloaks that try to cut down the Boilermakers' wages."

The Reflector (London) (1888):

"The following inscription was copied verbatim from a banner used in a procession which recently took place in County Limerick:

May God above send down a dove
With wings as sharp as razors,
To cut the throats of all rogues
Who won't become Land L[e]aguers"