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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review Capping Carnival 1921

6. Watersiders' Chorus

6. Watersiders' Chorus.

Busily working each day,
Trundling a trolley each way,
If you but knew us you'd be wishing to be us too,
Lounging around with great skill
Old animal time to kill.
We are the best of bold bad men
From the Watersiders' den.

Oh, if you knew of the work
That we will work hard to shirk
You'd be surprised.
We really toil very hard.
And if you knew what we barred,
You'd be surprised.

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We really don't look much as toilers,
But (read Rex Beach's "Spoilers")
We have the faces of mushrooms,
But there's a nettle in our eye!
We don't look much as a crowd,
But if you said that aloud—
Would be surprised.

We can go down on our knees before the blinking Pc's,
You'd be surprised.
At voting and at work, we've got to admit that we do a big shirk,
But when the lunch hour comes,
You'd be surprised.