Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-45.pdf

Title

Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

Description

Peter Lamprey has written words to a song with the music to 'Little Brown Jug'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Format

Four page handwritten letter

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Identifier

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-45

Transcription

[RAF Crest]

Words by a miracle. Music “Little Brown Jug”
featured (my [underlined] only [/underlined] wish) by W. H. Ashton.

As I walk up at ten to right
I pride myself I’ve never been late
I say to the guv’nor [sic] constantly
Well Mr. Sheen, just count on me.

[underlined] Refrain [/underlined]

Ha Ha Ha He He He
A cleaver little minder I must be,
Brake on the wrapper – take it off the main,
Jolly good show – [underlined] its [sic] [/underlined] down again.
I feel so good and I feel so grand
As round the folder I take my stand.
The wheels turn round and the time flies by
I take another copy out of the fly

[underlined] Refrain [/underlined]

Ha Ha etc.

[page break]

2.
Now and again to the duct I race
To shove a bit of colour in the wrong place
And if a fly full goes down the pan
Theres [sic] always the third hand to carry the can.

Refrain: - Ha Ha [underlined] etc. [/underlined]

Shout to the fly hand “not that quire”
Back round the folder – lost the wire.
Try a bit of fiddlin’ – still wont [sic] go:
Send for a fitter – he wont [sic] know.

Refrain: - Ha Ha etc.

Jam in the folder – here another check
Do a bit of sprinting up the top deck
Turn all the handles looking very smart
Turning ‘em back where they were at the start

Refrain: - [underlined] Ha [/underlined] Ha etc.

Get a little wander – try a little draw
Still having bother – try a bit more.

[page break]

[underlined] 3. [/underlined]

[RAF Crest]

Here comes a big one – give it all you’ve got
Bang goes the reel and down comes the lot.

Refrain: - Ha Ha etc.
Look for the straw mark – try a bit of cheek
Give him the one that we found last week.
If it’s a poor one and looks rather thin.
Always let the fourth hand take it in

Refrain: - Ha Ha etc.

Paper in the folder – have another go
Alright brake hand “on the slow”
In goes the button – don’t get far
Got about eight strips round the wrong bar.

Refrain: - Ha Ha etc.

Getting on for dinner – what a bloody joke
“Have I got a lighter?” Lets [sic] have a smoke
What a lovely pickle – what am I to do
Leave it to the fourth like I always do

[page break]

[underlined] 4. [/underlined]

Refrain – Ha Ha etc.

Dear Mr Ashton, in reply to yours
What do you think of the libel laws?
I just hate to mention anybody’s name
But you were the guy who started the game.

Marvellous I think.

Heres [sic] hoping,
[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]

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Citation

Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6555.

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