George Formby Song-book: Sally The Salvage Queen-1942
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Sally The Salvage Queen-1942
 Gifford/Cliffe/Formby Never issued

There's a dame who travels round, to salvage she attends
Down every road she finds a load of junk and odds and ends.
At lifting things she's got the knack, pots and pans inside a sack,
With a chest of drawers upon her back, that's Sally the Salvage Queen
She is always on the spot, amongst the ruins like a shot
The biggest ruin of the lot, is Sally, the Salvage Queen.

All the waste the wasters waste, it won't waste away
Right up to her waist in waste, she works night and-day

To save a pub from fire she tried, dragged six barrels out with pride,
And another five quarts of beer inside of Sally the Salvage Queen.
Once there was an awful blast, gas was soon escaping fast.
They stopped the gas main up at last, with Sally the Salvage Queen.
She'll drag out chairs all thick with dust, an old bedstead all gone to rust,
And a couple of saucepans down her bust, that's Sally the Salvage Queen.

All the waste the wasters waste, it won't waste away
Right up to her waist in waste, she works night and day.

Wrapped up in an old dishcloth was a toilet set from Mrs. Goff,
And a what's-a-name with the handle off, for Sally the Salvage Queen.
A crane they fixed above a pit, they hauled it up but had a fit,
Hooked by her slacks on the end of it, was Sally the Salvage Queen.
Furniture she saved all right, saved a bed with sheets so white,
And a couple of wardens for tonight, that's Sally the Salvage Queen.

All the waste the wasters waste, it won't waste away
Right up to her waist in waste, she works night and day.

Buried in a hole was she, upside down they dragged her free,
With her legs shaped V for Victory, that's Sally the Salvage Queen.
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