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Subject: ADD: Casabianca/boy stood on the burning deck ^^
From: wildlone
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:15 PM

We have all heard the various verses of this, how many know the true story of:

CASABIANCA
(Felicia Hemans)

The boy stood on the burning deck
  Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
  Shone round him o'er the dead.

Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
  As born to rule the storm;
A creature of heroic blood,
  A proud, though child-like form.

The flames rolled on -- he would not go
  Without his Father's word;
That father, faint in death below,
  His voice no longer heard.

He called aloud -- 'say, Father, say
  If yet my task is done?'
He knew not that the chieftain lay
  Unconscious of his son.

'Speak, father!' once again he cried,
  'If I may yet be gone!'
And but the booming shots replied,
  And fast the flames rolled on.

Upon his brow he felt their breath,
  And in his waving hair,
And looked from that lone post of death
  In still yet brave despair.

And shouted but once more aloud,
  'My father! must I stay?'
While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud,
  The wreathing fires made way.

They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,
  They caught the flag on high,
And streamed above the gallant child,
  Like banners in the sky.

There came a burst of thunder sound --
   The boy -- oh! where was he?
Ask of the winds that far around
  With fragments strewed the sea! --

With mast, and helm, and pennon fair,
  That well had borne their part --
But the noblest thing which perished there
  Was that young faithful heart.

FELICIA HEMANS (1793-1835)


[Young Casabianca, a boy about thirteen years old, son of the Admiral of l'Orient flagship of the French fleet,(in the Battle of the Nile) remained at his post after the ship had taken fire and all the guns had been abandoned, and perished in the explosion of the vessel, when the flames had reached the powder.]

Battle of the Nile .
Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans (1793 - 1835) .
^^


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:19 PM

And, of course, there's the parody of this, which I only vaguely remember, but it went something like:

The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled
Shouting out the battle-cry of freedom
And when his feet were burned away he stood upon his head
Shouting out the battle-cry of freedom
So hurrah for Mary
And hurrah for the lamb
And hurrah for the little boy who didn't give a [chord]


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bernard
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:27 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
He must have been quite silly.
A spark went up his trouser leg
And burned his little knee.

(Don't know why it doesn't rhyme...!)


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:39 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck His legs were all a quiver He gave a cough, his leg fell off And floated down the river.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:46 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
His feet were full of blisters
He tore his trousers on a nail
And now he wears his sister's.

I believe my posting of this earlier this week inspired this thread. I learned the parody from my father before I was ever exposed to the poem in school. Sorry, if I offended you, Wildlone.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: wildlone
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 05:57 PM

SINSULL, no I am not offended, I am a re-enactor of the life and times of the British Army in the peninsular campiagn and your post struck a chord that it was a real event that was turned into the poem. A search later I turned up this so I thought I would share it.
British version .

French version .


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 06:40 PM

Here's a nice link for you:

http://lycoskids.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0832412.html


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Lanfranc
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 07:03 PM

I always like Spike Milligan's version.

The boy stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled - The Twit!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 07:17 PM

British version...French version...How about an Egyptian version?


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 07:20 PM

Spike also said,

Upon the hill there stood a cow,

It must have moved, it's not there now.

linked, ..maybe


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Trish
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 07:44 PM

My Dad's version: The boy stood on the burning deck His feet were covered in blisters, He hadn't any trousers so He had to borrow his sister's -

and my Dad was in the Royal Navy so he should know!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 08:14 PM

MY dad's version...

"The boy stood on the burning deck,
Eating peanuts by the peck.
The flames rose up and burned his chin,
But still he poked the peanuts in."


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 08:48 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Picking his nose like mad;
He rolled them up in little balls
And threw them at his dad.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 09:42 PM

Not the versions I know and you can be assured that if your dad was in the navy he knew different words than the ones he told you mate... eg:

The boy stood on the burning deck his arse up to the mast
He dare not move a single inch till bummer Jake had past. etc etc


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 10:05 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
As he was he was playing cricket
A spark went up his trouser leg
And burnt his middle wicket

Jon


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Wavestar
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 10:36 PM

Is anyone else familiar with a poem (I think it was written by Elizabeth Browning) that has the same first line? It is about the boy, and love... also contains the line, which might be paraphrased, "loves the ____, and (something else) and love's the burning boy."

It's driving me crazy.

-J


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 01:01 AM

Yeah, but it's Elizabeth Bishop.

Casabianca

Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck." Love's the son
stood stammering elocution
while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too,
or an excuse to stay
on deck. And love's the burning boy.

-Elizabeth Bishop, 1946


Chocolate Pi (finally back at school and on the 'Cat)


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Micca
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 08:25 AM

Guest, it wasnt Spike Milligan that wrote
"On yonder hill there stands a coo, If its not there its awa' the noo"
I always understood that it was by William McGonagall


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bernard
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 09:52 AM

Today I saw a little worm A-wriggling on his belly. Perhaps he'd like to come inside And see what's on the telly.

(Genuine Milligan)

Back to the thread:

The leg falling off version is part of the 'She stood on the bridge at midnight' genre!

The boy stood on the burning deck A-gazing at the stars. A hot cinder went up his leg And burned him on his Mars...


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Fiolar
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 10:12 AM

In Ireland we had this version "The Boy stood on the burning deck, His feet were full of blisters. His father stood in the public house, With porter running down his whiskers."


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: CamiSu
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 03:27 PM

Thanks Chocolate Pi!

(This is Wavestar...) I knew it was an Elizabeth B!

-J


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 05:20 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
When all but he had fled.
A seagull laid a hard-boiled egg
And dropped it on his head.

This was one verse of a comic song on some ancient 3/8ths inch thick Edison records my grandparents had with a wonderful, huge (about 3 foot by two by two, on two-foot legs) phonograph.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: okthen
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 06:11 PM

the boy stood on the burning deck

eating a thrupenny walls

a bit fell down his trouser leg

and paralysed his kneecap

first poem i ever learned, i went to a srange school

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 06:46 PM

now THIS is Folklore, folks...that boy on that deck got around more than Kilroy!...and did more while he was there!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 09:34 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
A-sweltering in the heat.
His eyes were filled with briny sweat
His shoes were filled with feet.

At least, that's the way I heard it.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: BanjoRay
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 08:15 PM

What we used to chant aged about 8 (around 1950)was

The boy stood on the burning deck
A string of sausages round his neck
He ate the first, he ate the last
And shoved the rest of them up his arse

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 06:09 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck A pistol in his britches The gun went off, oh what a wreck, The boy got 14 stitches!

Paddy(1)


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Cavia_P
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 06:24 PM

The Boy stoood on the burning deck
Tying crackers on a whale
A spark flew up his trowser leg
and burned him on the tail

Trad. arr. South Hunsley School!

Cavia_P


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Subject: Parody: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Jim Krause
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 02:33 PM

From the New Lost City Ramblers, and who knows where they got it?

Oh the boy stood on the burning deck
His feet were burnt to blisters
The flames reached up and burnt his pants
So now he wears his sister's
CHORUS
Oh it ain't gonna rain no more
It ain't gonna rain no more
So how in the heck will I wash my neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Catrin
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 02:39 PM

'I never felt finer' said the king of China
Sitting down to dine
Then he fell down dead, he died he did,
It was only half past nine

Spike Milligan


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bluebeard
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:06 PM

From the lads in Manchester (circa 1962)

The boy stood on the burning deck, Eating chips and scallops, A spark flew up his trouser leg And synged him on his bollocks.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 12:19 AM

I harvested the poem for the database. Do you think I should include all the parodies? These are too cool.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Trevor
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 06:22 AM

What a curious thing is the nose It grows and it grows and it grows When you're lying in bed It sticks out of your head At the opposite end to your toes.

Boom Boom

Milligan, I think.

Talking of noses, does anyone remember the monologue the Victor Borge used to do about his conk?


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for the Elizabeth Bishop poem. yours, Peter T. We need a recitations thread!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: wildlone
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 01:47 PM

I found this and think it is Worth a look .
Come on any of you poets out there can you do as well


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: okthen
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 02:09 PM

do americans know of Spike Milligan?

he who wrote,

"i must go down to the sea again,the lonely sea and the sky,

i left my vest and socks there, i wonder if they're dry"

milligan deserves a thread of his own.

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,John B
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:02 AM

People who live in glass houses, should pull the blinds before removing their trousers.

Another Spike Milligan, and yes - he deserves a thread of his own without doubt

John


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Jim Krause
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 04:30 PM

Well, I can't speak for all Americans, but I personally have never heard of Spike Milligan. I think I would in all probability fall off my chair laughing.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 04:42 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
The flames grew all around
He took one look and said, "oh heck!",
Jumped in the sea, and drowned.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 09:32 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His pockets full of crackers.
A spark flew up his trouser leg
And pulverised his knackers

London, early to mid Sixties (Bugger, showing my age!)


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: fox4zero
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 04:45 AM

From a long-gone Australian Dernatology professor:

The boy stood on the burning deck His back was to the mast He would not move a single step Till Oscar Wild had passed.

Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Anon
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 09:35 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His back against the mast.
He said, "I will not budge an inch,
Till Oscar Wild goes past."
Now, Oscar was a cunning chap,
He threw that boy a plum.
But when he went to pick it up,
He kicked him up the bottle of sars!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: JohnB
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 10:40 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
his feet dangling in the water
"Longfellow"
JohnB


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: JohnB
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 10:45 AM

This is the crude version that somehow my perverted mind has retained for over 40 years.

The boy stood on the burning deck
his arse against the mast
for fear that the bum-boy
would happen there to pass

the bum-boy was a slimy git
he tossed the boy a kipper
the boy bent down to pick it up
ten inches up his shitter.

JohnB


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Den
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 11:42 AM

The boy stood in the witness box
Picking his nose like fury
He rolled them into little balls
And threw them at the Jury.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 11:58 AM

Royal Navy (lower deck version)

The boy stood on the burning deck
His arse up to the mast
He dare not move a single inch
till bummer Jake had passed

But bummer Jake was a sly old sod
he threw the lad a fritter
And when he bent down to pick it up
Wham! six inches up his shitter


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: nutty
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 01:25 PM

I learnt this from my dad ...... a Yorkshireman

The boy stood on the burning deck
Selling peas a penny a peck
Did he brek his blooming neck?
Did he heck!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: MMario
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 01:27 PM

Whereas I learned:

The boy stood on the burning deck
Eating goobers by the peck
Shoving them right down his neck
He'll throw up - that's a bet!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Amos
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 02:26 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Because he was afraid.
He could not swim to save his neck,
And that is why he stayed.

-----------------------------------

Anonymous, circa 1958 IIRC :D


A


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 06:14 PM

The dog stood on the burning deck;
the flames leaped up around his neck;
          Hot Dog!
To soothe his burning appetite,
He ate a stick of dynamite;
          Doggone!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Flash Company
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 11:21 AM

I seem to recall from Salford:

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Sellin peas, a penny a peck,
Did he wash his mucky neck?
No, did he heck!

FC


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 11:59 AM

Goodbye My Lover Goodbye (Great Lakes Shanty)

A farmer boy stood on the deck
Good bye my lover goodbye
He's eating peanuts by the peck
Goodbye my lover goodbye

CH: Goodbye, goodbye my love
    Goodbye my lover goodbye

Hecame onboard with his Sunday close
Goodbye my lover goodbye
His Sunday hat & his Sunday hose
Goodbye my lover goodbye
CH:
He walks the deck with his farmers feet
He don't know a caspan from a sheet

Barry


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Dr Price
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 04:51 AM

Here's an old one, which I learned as a mere boy...

The boy stood on the burning deck
Wishing he'd never been born;
His father said: "You wouldn't have been
If the Durex hadn't have torn."


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST, Ghost
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 06:09 PM

The Boy stood on the burning deck
His fleece was white as snow
He stuck a feather in his cap
John Anderson, my jo!

Ghost


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: HuwG
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 10:16 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
The flames, he couldn't stop 'em
One flame shot up his trouser leg
And burned the - STOP !!!

Thanks and apologies to Ernie Wise and Eric Morecambe.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Hrothgar
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 05:56 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
The ship was sinking fast
He said, "Don't worry lads,
"I'll -
Glug! Glug! Glug!"

Learned fron the late Phil Brown.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 06:11 AM

the boy stood on the burning deck
his head was in a whirl
his eyes and mouth were full of hair
and his arms were full of girl..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'The boy stood on the burning deck...'
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 06 - 07:55 PM

A boy stood on the burning deck,
Eating peanuts by the peck,
While his brother stood on the upper deck,
spitting clams on his brothers neck.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,chris
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 05:02 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
Playing a game of cricket
The ball rolled up his trouser leg
and stumped his middle wicket.


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Greg B
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 06:22 PM

>The Boy stood on the burning deck,
>Whence all but him had fled;

Idjit!


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Subject: RE: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 08:18 PM

The girl stood on the burning deck,
Eating curds and whey;
Along came a spider an' sat down beside 'er
An' they both got blown away!

That should clear the decks!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: 'The boy stood on the burning
From: leeneia
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 09:21 PM

I usually don't care for parodies, but parodies of a poem so noxious are a different matter.

the boy stood on the burning deck
with his sister Molly.
the deck was very hot to him,
and also hot to Molly (hot tamale)

Illinois, c. 1956


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: Gulliver
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 09:00 PM

The boy stands on the burning deck
The flame around him flickers
He doesn't burn, the reason is,
He's on asbestos knickers!

Morecambe and Wise


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,jay
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 11:30 PM

My version similar to many others. Don,t know where I learned it but it's been in my head for 50 years.

The boy stood on the burning deck
His feet were full of blisters
He used to wear his mother's drawers
But now he wears his sister's.


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,mary in los angeles
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 11:43 PM

As kids in Lancashire, my dad used to recite his version (he might have made up the last part -- he used to do that kind of thing)

The boy stood on the burning deck
selling peas a penny a peck
did he wash his dirty neck?
Did 'e 'eck.

The boy stood on the burning deck
his feet were full of blisters
the captain said: Antonio, tell us a tale...
And the tale went on as follows:

The boy stood on the burning deck,
etc... etc...


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,bhil.com
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 07:36 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
Eating peanuts by the peck.
His father called,
He could not go
Because he loved those peanuts so.


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,Christine Moreno
Date: 25 May 07 - 02:50 PM

My Mother Rose Marie Curry Bonner use to dare us to recite this poem whenever we had to memorize one for school.

The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck
His Feet Were Full of Blisters
He Tore His Pants Upon a Nail
And Now He Wears His Sisters


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning deck
From: radriano
Date: 25 May 07 - 03:03 PM

Noble? Idiotic is more like it. If you're too stupid to move out of the fire you deserve to die.


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Subject: RE: Add: Casabianca: The boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 01:59 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
eating peanuts by the peck
beside him stood his sister true
who wished she had a peck or two
    Please remember to use a consistent name when you post. Messages with the "from" space blank, risk being deleted (but I wouldn't delete a valuable contribution like this one).
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Mikle
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 11:03 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
his lips were all a quiver...
he gave a cough
his leg fell off
and floated down the river.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Dealas
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 06:39 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled,
He said - It,s much more warmer here than in my cauld cauld bed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,Sarah Walker
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 05:33 AM

Do you remember the time I shuvved my butt out the window, can you remember shuvving your face out the window, en=veryone laughed and said; "WOW, is it me or are they twins?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,Sarah Walker
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 05:37 AM

There was a wee lass sitting at the bar, a big thug walks up to him and hits him, he says; "That's a karatti chop from Japan!"
The same thug walks up to him and hits him again and says; "That's a karitti chop from Sout Karea!" The wee guy goes out and later comes back and hits the thug out cold! Then says to the barman; "When that big B***ard wakes up tell him; that's a crow bar from B&Q!"
How cool my brother taught me this when I was 12.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Jonathan in Dallas
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 09:23 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
He did not see the train
Va'yiskad, ya'yis kadish
Shemerah ba. Amen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,PJLawrence
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 06:36 AM

My father taught us this one:

The boy stood on the burning deck
picking his nose like mad,
rolling it up into little balls
and flicking it at his dad!



And there is Spike Milligan's version:

The boy stood on the burning deck
whence all but he had fled,

TWIT!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: goatfell
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:10 AM

the boy stood on the burning deck
whence all but he had fled
the flames came around his knees
and now the eejit's dead


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: goatfell
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:11 AM

the was by me

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:43 PM

Would that be a wee lad, with the crowbar?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Adrian Lampard
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 04:44 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
eating red hot scallops
he drop one
burnt his foot
missed his b*****s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,Mansour
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 05:10 PM

the boy stood on the burning deck
and picked his nose with fury
he rolled it into little balls
and flicked it at the jewry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,ben raine
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:36 PM

the boy stood on the burning deck
his cries of anguish heard
he fellt a sguidge within his pants
and found a smelly turd

hee hee english project:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning
From: gnomad
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:14 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His feet were in the cellar.


Longfella


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,The Mole catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:59 PM

speaking of Spike

I'm going down to the lonely sea,
the lonely sea and sky,
I'm going down to the lonely sea,
to see if my socks are dry.

Charlotte (ying tong iddle i po)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,El Viejo Loco
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 01:15 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His heart was a all a-twitter,
He stood 'till he could stand no more,
And became a crispy critter.

His heroic ashes blown about,
His shipmates all in gloom,
Hailed his courage, one and all,
'Ere breaking out the broom.

And now, collected, in the pan,
Now committed to the jar,
They placed him on the mantle high,
Inside of Paddy's bar.

And, now and then, when back on shore,
They raise their glasses high,
And 'toast' the lad above the fire,
Sayin' "better him than I!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: goatfell
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 07:35 AM

the boy stood on the burning deck
whence all but he had fled
He's deid the blood eejit
like we need a hole in the heid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning
From: GUEST,Sam
Date: 09 May 08 - 11:29 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His ass against the mast,
He would not move a bloody inch,
'till Montague had past,
But Montague was craft, he threw the boy a plum,
And when he went to pick it up,
He shoved it up his bum.

Anddd

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Wishing he'd never been born,
His mother said he wouldn't,
If the condom hadn't been torn.

Both of those were taught to me by my uncle when I was a kid (RIP)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Bill E
Date: 15 Jun 08 - 04:27 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
His feet all covered with blisters.
He climbed aloft, but his pants burned off
And he had to wear his sister's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Karissa
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 11:23 PM

Heard the on "the Great Gildersleeve" (old time radio show)

The boy stood on the burning deck
Eating peanuts by the peck
He also ate some chocolate cake
And, boy, did he have a stomach ache


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,actionmanmelb
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 07:41 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
His pockets full of crackers.
One went off, they all went off,
And blew off his bloody knackers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Bill Bell
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 05:41 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck
wishing he'd never been born
His father said "You wouldn't have been
if something hadn't torn"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 04:41 PM

My Grandfather said a short monologue in this vein

The boy stood on the burning deck
and shouted give me half a peck
So they geid him a bottle .... by the neck
and he drunk till he was fu'

And by the time that he lay drunk
the good ship sank and then it sunk
But he climbed up an elephants trunk
and whistled for the crew

The captain in a rage he flew
blew up the ship and sacked the crew
And they're a' daen forty days the noo
for playin at bunnetty tig

Agh these were the days


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:01 PM

Correction and additional verses
BTW Granny B remembered all the verses at 91 but didnt know who i was - one of the penalties of growin old

The boy stood on the burning deck
And tied his whiskers round his neck
and shouted give me half a peck
and he drunk till he was fu'

And by the time that he lay drunk
the good ship sank and then it sunk
But he climbed up an elephants trunk
and whistled for the crew

And then there was an awful thud
that froze each sailors noble blood
for someone threw a rotten spud
and knocked off the captains wig

The captain in a rage he flew
blew up the ship and sacked the crew
And they're a' daen forty days the noo
for playin at bunnetty tig


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,enamel spout
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 01:41 PM

I looked this string up since my mum(90) remembers some of the verse and wants to find the full version.

The boy stood on the burning deck,
He stood upon his head,
Because his arms and legs were off,
So he waved his arms and said.......(or possibly "instead"....)

She then has forgotten the rest but knows it was a parody of many poems. It apparently ends
"For I'm to be Queen of the May, mother, I'm to be Queen of the May."

She thinks the "Village Blacksmith, a mighty man was he" appears in it it as well.

Any offers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Mr Spoggs
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 08:01 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
his feet were covered with blisters.
His father sat in the public house,
the beer running down his whikers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,mike (collected from Dave Coveyduck) circa 1
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 06:32 PM

the boy stood on the burning deck
his arse was to the mast
he would not move a bleeding inch
til Oscar Wilde got past
but Oscar was a wiley bird
he tossed the lad a plum
and when he stooped to pick it up....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Mar 09 - 03:35 PM

obviously, 'some' folk don't bother to read earlier posts. Some of the have been posted 3-4 times.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,jaci
Date: 22 May 09 - 08:39 PM

the boy stood on the burning deck
his feet were full of blisters
his mother stood in the beer joint
til the beer ran down her whiskers

(something my grandpa has said for years!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,geo canadian
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 03:29 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
a row of sausages 'round his neck
he ate the one and swallowed another
an gave the rest to his little brother


From my South African father. Now departed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 02:54 PM

You know, of course, this very close to the one in Mad years ago


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 03:00 PM

Oh, darn. I vaguely recall that piece in Mad Magazine.
Can anybody find it? There are lots of "Burning Deck" parodies in this thread (click), but none from Mad.

-Joe-

er.....and 100!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 10:34 AM

A boy stood on a burning deck
Playing a game of cricket
The ball shot up his trouser leg
And hit his middle wicket


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Agonist
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 06:28 AM

I remember this from a book my father had (about 60 years ago):

The boy stood on the burning deck,
He stood upon his head,
Because his arms and legs were off,
He waved his hands and said,

My name is Norval
On the Grampian hills the village smithy stands,
The smith a mighty man
Was wrecked on the pitiless Goodwin sands,

And by him sported on the green,
His little grandchild Wilhemene,

And we rushed to the signal rockets,
Lets fire them quick we cried,

And the good Abbot of Atherbrethock
Plunged headlong into the tide.

Now who will stand on either hand and guard the bridge with me,
Aboard the schooner Hesperus that sails the wintry sea,

I and two more to help me,
Will keep the foe in play,

For I'm to be Queen of May mother,
I'm to be Queen of May.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 04:55 PM

One verse I remember from a local tar:

The boy stood on the burning deck,
The Skipper by the binnacle.
The First Mate, bein' a randy sort,
Grabbed him by his pinnacle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,PJS
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:57 AM

The first version I ever heard was when I was ten years old, in 1968:

The boy stood on the burning deck
The deck was made of glass
He did a double somersault
And landed on his arse


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 03:39 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
holding onto his dick.
Now he wished he'd held the towel,
he feels such a prick.
:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,lolpots
Date: 04 May 10 - 04:04 AM

the boy stood on the burnind deck,
having a drink stout,
he tipped his drink onto the fire,
and the flames went out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,2mins past 10PM 1977 BBC R2
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 12:30 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
he waved to all the dockers
he waved to his girl, she was known as Shirl
the one with the great big knockers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,GordonHoward97
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:43 PM

The way I heard it from my father was

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Relief ships blew their horns.
But he could not go because
The heat had popped his corns.

That one is unique, he may have made it up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 02:47 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,

F**king idiot!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 May 11 - 04:17 PM

I remember The Skipper starting one of the versions where the boy's feet are filled with blisters on some episode of Gilligan's Island. For some reason it popped into my head today, and I decided to find out where that came from. Now I know. Got to love the Web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Steve Connor
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 06:01 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
The fire, he couldn't stop it
He had a Bounty on his head
A Mars bar in his pocket


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 07:56 PM

My dad used to do one that started " The boy stood on the burning deck,", and then went on with something about a cake of Ivory soap floating him ashore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Roger Crosthwaite
Date: 15 May 12 - 01:15 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
When all but he had fled
And a staggering pice of insight
Was flowing through his head
When the flame of truth hits the ship of state
And the tides of time are turning
They tend to blame the captain
When the ship is what is burning

By Aussie cartoonist Bruce Petty, on the political demise of prime minister William McMahon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 08:10 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
Without a single neighbour,
He said I'm only in this mess
Because I voted Labour.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Nigel Crouch - Tommy Cooper Fan
Date: 08 May 15 - 04:46 PM

The dog stood on the burning deck,

It was a hot dog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 15 - 09:24 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
The flames 'round him did roar;
He found a bar of Ivory Soap
And washed himself ashore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: Lighter
Date: 11 May 15 - 07:12 PM

Has anyone read the entire poem by Felicia Hemans (1827)?

Worthy of ridicule. Worthy of Jessie Pope too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 01:01 AM

My father's version...

The boy stood on the burning deck,
The lifeboat honked it's horn,
But alas the poor boy could not move,
For the fire had popped his corns.

He was a captain in the merchant marines during WW2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Seyom Derf.
Date: 21 Oct 15 - 02:42 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
Waving to passing ducks.
"I wish I'd joined the RAF
This being a sailor sucks!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,R
Date: 03 Nov 15 - 05:06 AM

The boy stood on the burning deck
Selling peas a penny a peck
Did he wash his dirty neck?
No did he heck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,Jane
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 11:06 AM

Anyone else heard this version:

The boy stood on the burning deck
Shelling red-hot peas.
One fell down his trouser leg
And paralysed his knees


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Casabianca: boy stood on the burning deck
From: GUEST,richard
Date: 04 May 18 - 05:44 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,
He stood upon his head,
Because his arms and legs were off,
“It’s rather hot”, he said.


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