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Lyr Add: This Christmas Think of Sewer Men

Jack Campin 21 Dec 09 - 02:27 PM
SINSULL 21 Dec 09 - 02:32 PM
My guru always said 21 Dec 09 - 02:57 PM
catspaw49 21 Dec 09 - 03:46 PM
SINSULL 21 Dec 09 - 03:50 PM
Jack Campin 21 Dec 09 - 03:59 PM
Mo the caller 21 Dec 09 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,999 21 Dec 09 - 07:16 PM
Leadfingers 21 Dec 09 - 07:38 PM
Nigel Parsons 22 Dec 09 - 11:38 AM
Dave Roberts 23 Dec 09 - 03:03 AM
Dave Roberts 23 Dec 09 - 03:05 AM
ced2 23 Dec 09 - 04:19 AM
Bluegrassman 23 Dec 09 - 07:08 PM
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Subject: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 02:27 PM

Don't pour your fat down the drain:

The London Sewer Men's Carol


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 02:32 PM

To "God Rest Me Merry Gentlemen"


(verse 1)

This Christmas think of sewermen
Who tremble in dismay
When grease from goose and fatted fowl
Is idly poured away
It clogs the drains of London
And it must be scraped away.

(chorus)

Put your fat in the rubbish in a bin
Throw it all in
Put your fat in the rubbish in a bin

(verse 2)

So when you've had your Christmas meal
Of turkey, wine and pud
Remember our poor sewermen
And treat them as you should.
Don't pour your hot fat down the drain
'cause it will do no good.


Never thought about it until Peter Sousa nearly had a cow in my kitchen while I happily dumped a cup of bacon fat down the drain. Never did that again.


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 02:57 PM

Very visual description Mary!

All my waste fat either feeds the birds or the foxes. I used to work in pest control and heard horrific stories from the rat-catchers from London sewers, YUK! That carol rework is a brilliant idea, hope it gets some air-time & reaches lots of people!


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 03:46 PM

Plodding through and doodling around in shit creek and they're worried about chicken fat? Right.........

There is no one in our sewers here........Everything goes to the processing plant out the road (Shitwell Estates) and if there is a problem with grease, they never mention it and, uh..............well, I don't give a shit, so to speak.........


Spaw


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 03:50 PM

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, did we? Or are you just plain cranky?
SINS


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 03:59 PM

Some while ago I read about the guys who clean the sewers in London. They need to scrape solidified shit off them, as you might expect, and have teams of people doing that all year round. But that was considered a cushy job compared with scraping the fat off - they have a different and better-paid team of defatters to do that.


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Mo the caller
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 05:28 PM

Ours goes to feed the birds, or onto the compost heap.
I don't want to clog our pipes or septic tank.


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 07:16 PM

Fellow I know newly arrived to Canad--three years back--lost his job working in the sewers. He applied for unemployment insurance. When asked what his job was he replied, "I'm the boss." The government folks asked him to clarify the work he did. He said, "I go inna the sewer wid a bucket. I fill it up then I pass it to the next guy who pass it to the next guy who dump it inna the truck." The government people laughed and wondered aloud why he thought that made him the boss. He answered, "I'm the boss. I don't take shit from no one!"


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 07:38 PM

And if you are doing a Two Song Set , you could always pair it with
this one from Sidney Carter


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 11:38 AM

I've quoted it before in another thread, but it also fits in here so well....

The corporation muck cart was full up to the brim.
The driver fell in backwards, too bad he could not swim.
He sank right to the bottom, just like a little stone.
And as he sank he gurgled "There's no place like home!"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 03:03 AM

Think also of the 'Fluffers' - the people who nightly roam the tunnels of the London Underground picking up the fluff blown onto the tracks from every station and constituting a sever fire hazard.
Nothing to be done about this one, of course. You can hardly tell people to keep their fluff to themselves.


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 03:05 AM

Severe I mean. I hate typos. They're as bad as hot fat down a sewer.


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: ced2
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 04:19 AM

Excellent!!
A related ditty from my potholing days

"Down in the sewer, shovelling up manure,
That's where the navvy does his bit, shovelling sh1t,
You can hear the shovels ring, with a ding-a-ling-a-ling,
When you're down in the sewer in the morning!"

The joys of sub terrainia!


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Subject: RE: This Christmas Think Of Sewer Men
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 07:08 PM

This reminds me of the two Japanese sewerage workers who worked through the sewers of Tokio in opposite directions!


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