Thank you George for the PM with the lyrics.
That has now been put to bed after about 40 years of knowing just the one line! Like a lot of things in life it turned into a bit of a disapointment in the end!!
Like I said it was people like the guy in the RNVR who used to "tease" with these and this just stuck with me. Although I've heard many since!!
I worked with a guy who was in the RN in WWII who also told me about the "Sod's Operas" they held in faraway canteens. The one I can remember him quoting from concerned a sailor who was shipwrecked and "he swam, and he swam. For forty f********* days he swam" until eventually meeting the most beautiful girl on a desert island where she was baking. The whole scene being demolished by the line "and then she far**ed and blew the flour away!"
The trouble with the "Sod's Opera" ones is that they went on forever (Venus being a good example) so the person telling you would shorten them.
Thank you too, Paul for trying to save us from the blue pill merchants - but I'm afraid they succeeded in their endeavours years ago!!
"Rolex" watch anyone??