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Lyr Req: 12 Young Apprentices

GUEST,Ffred 30 Sep 16 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,Senoufou 30 Sep 16 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Senoufou 30 Sep 16 - 07:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Rec: 12 Young Apprentices
From: GUEST,Ffred
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 06:05 PM

I remember a little of this song from back in the early 60s, it's a counting down song in which, despite dire warnings from the foreman, each of the young apprentices (this being the days before elfin safety) dies in a gruesome industrial accident.

Google has failed me for the lyrics, anyone else remember it?

"and nobody knows where the other one went, no, no, nobody knows"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Rec: 12 Young Apprentices
From: GUEST,Senoufou
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 07:03 PM

oh dear, I'm afraid Rolf Harris recorded this. I believe it was Five Young Apprentices.

Five young apprentices, working on the site
Nobody knows, nobody knows.
Five young apprentices trying to get it right.
No-no-nobody knows.

I can only remember fragments:-

"Don't stand so near the edge my lad,
We're on the seventh floor!" Then there were four.

And the last one was something about "Don't strike a match near that dodgy gaspipe son!" (Then there was one.)

The chorus was:-
And nobody knows where the other one went... etc

Youtube has blocked off some of his songs (for obvious reasons)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Rec: 12 Young Apprentices
From: GUEST,Senoufou
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 07:22 PM

I also remember the last survivor said, "I'm off to join the army mate, it's much too dangerous here, cos no-no-nobody knows!"


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