English Nurses with Americans in France, item 5

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"The Chip's Choppy Crossing"


The day we had wished for had come at last

Happy hearted Waacs were we.

Ever we'd wanted to sail the World Vast

Wanted ever France to see.

Elated, delighted on board we ran

Sighing for dinner + fun.

The R.A.M.C. turned out to a man,

Eyes opened wide at our "SHUN".

Right down to "cabius" we scuttered quick.

Never a glance at them cast

Already a niff which made our lips click

Under the ships deck had passed

Stuffed full of chicken, green peas and hot lamb

Taters + fruit pie a lot

Right pushed out of mind was old Army Jam

And any Metropoles rot

Laying in wait + soon dodging our track

9 numeral boys where there

After that dinner each boy had a Waac

Had her to tease - If he dare

Over that old Tub, those boys showed us well

Souvenirs they gave us.

(Have sufficient curiosity to turn over)


The-Western-Australia-Hos  Written perpendicular to the main body of text in the left hand margin 

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"The Chip's Choppy Crossing"


The day we had wished for had come at last

Happy hearted Waacs were we.

Ever we'd wanted to sail the World Vast

Wanted ever France to see.

Elated, delighted on board we ran

Sighing for dinner + fun.

The R.A.M.C. turned out to a man,

Eyes opened wide at our "SHUN".

Right down to "cabius" we scuttered quick.

Never a glance at them cast

Already a niff which made our lips click

Under the ships deck had passed

Stuffed full of chicken, green peas and hot lamb

Taters + fruit pie a lot

Right pushed out of mind was old Army Jam

And any Metropoles rot

Laying in wait + soon dodging our track

9 numeral boys where there

After that dinner each boy had a Waac

Had her to tease - If he dare

Over that old Tub, those boys showed us well

Souvenirs they gave us.

(Have sufficient curiosity to turn over)


The-Western-Australia-Hos  Written perpendicular to the main body of text in the left hand margin 


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  • January 23, 2018 18:29:50 Caroline Cantor

    "The Chip's Choppy Crossing"


    The day we had wished for had come at last

    Happy hearted Waacs were we.

    Ever we'd wanted to sail the World Vast

    Wanted ever France to see.

    Elated, delighted on board we ran

    Sighing for dinner + fun.

    The R.A.M.C. turned out to a man,

    Eyes opened wide at our "SHUN".

    Right down to "cabius" we scuttered quick.

    Never a glance at them cast

    Already a niff which made our lips click

    Under the ships deck had passed

    Stuffed full of chicken, green peas and hot lamb

    Taters + fruit pie a lot

    Right pushed out of mind was old Army Jam

    And any Metropoles rot

    Laying in wait + soon dodging our track

    9 numeral boys where there

    After that dinner each boy had a Waac

    Had her to tease - If he dare

    Over that old Tub, those boys showed us well

    Souvenirs they gave us.

    (Have sufficient curiosity to turn over)


    The-Western-Australia-Hos  Written perpendicular to the main body of text in the left hand margin 


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    Bourges

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  • Story location Bourges


ID
4028 / 48270
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
John Rex Coller
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Western Front

  • RAMC
  • WAAC
  • Women



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