George Formby Song-book: When The Waterworks Caught Fire-1942
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When The Waterworks Caught Fire-1942
  Regal Zonophone MR3672 Formby/Cliffe

Home guards guard our waterworks, protection they require
But we got in hot water when the waterworks caught fire
Our corporal started to undress, he looked like Adam more or less
And he wore a sprig of watercress when the waterworks caught fire

Girl firefighters Flo and Toots undressed without swimming suits
It's a good job they wore rubber boots when the waterworks caught fire.

Fire guards and home guards, they answered the call.
Red guards and white guards and blaggards and all.

Our air raid warden took a jump he might have drowned the silly chump
But his wife grabbed hold of his stirrup pump when the waterworks caught fire.
Several ducks from Farmer Cleggs staggered out on shakey legs
And started laying hard boiled eggs when the waterworks caught fire

Fanlight fanny what a scream, she dived head first into the stream
You couldnt see her arms for steam when the waterworks caught fire.

Fire guards and home guards, they answered the call.
Red guards and white guards and blaggards and all.

Mrs. Brown across the way, who has a cold bath every day
Was scalded on her - she won't say when the waterworks caught fire.
Stripping off their coats and slacks ladies scrubbed each others backs
The home guard paid amusement tax when the waterworks caught fire

Young firefighter Miss Mcduff, threw her job up in a huff
She said she'd spotted quite enough when the waterworks caught fire

Fire guards and home guards, they answered the call.
Red guards and white guards and blaggards and all.

One girl showed her figure fine, then she hit a floating mine
Just below the water line, when the waterworks caught fire.
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