George Formby Song-book: Out In The Middle East-1942
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Out In The Middle East-1942
  Regal Zonophone MR3624 Godfrey

A fellow in the forces was writing a letter
From somewhere in the East, talk of a blinking feast.
He said "It's just like Blackpool sands, we play with hand grenades
If we had known we would have brought along our buckets and spades

Out in the Middle East you can have a lot of fun,
Out in the Middle East by the Mediterranean.

Join the forces, they used to say, and see the world it sounds O.K.
But you see now't but sand all day, Out in the Middle East

And when you're hungry, they never serve you up some hot-pot
You never get a gentle breeze a-blowing round your what-knot.
On your heads you've hats like saucepan lids,
You take off your well I never did's

It gets a bit hot round the pyramids Out in the Middle East.
La la la la la

Out in the Middle East you can have a lot of fun
Out in the Middle East by the Mediterranean.
The ladies don't wear too much gear,
It's much too hot for that I fear
You ought to see what we see here,
Out in the Middle East.

And our old sergeant, a little lad who comes from Preston,
You'll hear him singing "Bless 'em all" with nothing but his vest on.
Our fat old cookie, Corporal Platt, is now as thin as a cricket bat,
The sun got at his lump of fat, Out in the Middle East.
La la la la la

Out in the Middle East you can have a lot of fun.
Out in the Middle East by the Mediterranean.
The Tattooed lady, what a gal, she lives down by the Suez Canal.
For twopence she'll show you the Taj-Ma-hal
Out in the Middle East.

That girl is tattooed all over for your close inspection.
The officers say "Gad sir, what a nice schoolgirl complexion."
On her chest there Winston can be found and, if you care to look around
There's Goering's mug where she sits down,"Out in the Middle East.
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