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Victoria University College Capping Programme 1931



Oh, work is the essence and zest of life,
A better friend than food or wife,
It keeps men good when they might be naughty,
We forget our troubles when we're working.
Tho' they're taxing this, and taxing that,
Tho' our wage is lean, and our rates are fat,
Tho' our ten-per-cent. cut has grown to forty,
We forget our troubles when we're working.

Oh, work's so entrancing,
Sets us all romancing;
We simply can't conceive the man,
Who thinks it sweet to shirk.
Now, boys, all together,
Working hell-for-leather,
Flap your wings and bless the man,
Who first invented work.