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A CHANGE OF MIND
by
C. A. Dickens

I've done up me motor just recent.
I bought lots of filler and spray.
And new bits and bobs, for where old bits and bobs
Had rusted and rotted away.

I put lots of grease round 'me nipples
And oiled every joint I could find.
And where there were holes, it looks like a 'Rolls''
'Cept there's egg box and filler, behind.

I've tightened 'me nuts on 'me tappets
To stop all the rattles and knocks.
I got out my hammer an sockets, and spanner
An' checked 'me absorbers for shocks.

I've taken the slack out me' track-rod.
Examined me' tyres for tread.
Put a bulb in the light : for driving at night.
An' I coated the cills with red Lead.

I've put some new plugs in the engine.
An' a wire that comes out of the coil.
The contacts are new, the wiper blades, too.
Oh... and I put in a litre of oil.

I've done all this work for a purpose.
The reason is simple, you see!
It may not be fun, but it had to be done,
'Cause I needed a new MOT.

I was thinking of selling 'me motor,
But I patted the cylinder head.
And put down the bonnet, -
Now the work's all done on it...
I might as well keep her instead.

 
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