English Nurses with Americans in France, item 42

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She glanced + shook her head

"As usual" she said "swinging the lead"

                    "Carry On"

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~     M Harrison

                                                Bourges

                                                1918

                                               _________

When you come to the end of a perfect day

And sit + wish you were dead

While the whistle blows forth a mournful lay

That bids you prepare for bed.

Do you think what the end of an awful day

Can mean to a tired Waac?

When the sun goes down with a flaming ray

As on the office she turns her back.

               ~~~~~~~~~~

When you come to the end of a Mess Hall queue

And you seize you slice of bread

While the curses of all the household staff

Descend on your luckless head

Do you think what an extra slice or two

Can mean to a hungry Wack?

When the tummy is calling sweet + low

To be filled right through to her back

                     ~~~~~~~~~~        (over)


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She glanced + shook her head

"As usual" she said "swinging the lead"

                    "Carry On"

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~     M Harrison

                                                Bourges

                                                1918

                                               _________

When you come to the end of a perfect day

And sit + wish you were dead

While the whistle blows forth a mournful lay

That bids you prepare for bed.

Do you think what the end of an awful day

Can mean to a tired Waac?

When the sun goes down with a flaming ray

As on the office she turns her back.

               ~~~~~~~~~~

When you come to the end of a Mess Hall queue

And you seize you slice of bread

While the curses of all the household staff

Descend on your luckless head

Do you think what an extra slice or two

Can mean to a hungry Wack?

When the tummy is calling sweet + low

To be filled right through to her back

                     ~~~~~~~~~~        (over)



Transcription history
  • April 15, 2018 20:20:10 Annick Rodriguez

    She glanced + shook her head

    "As usual" she said "swinging the lead"

                        "Carry On"

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~     M Harrison

                                                    Bourges

                                                    1918

                                                   _________

    When you come to the end of a perfect day

    And sit + wish you were dead

    While the whistle blows forth a mournful lay

    That bids you prepare for bed.

    Do you think what the end of an awful day

    Can mean to a tired Waac?

    When the sun goes down with a flaming ray

    As on the office she turns her back.

                   ~~~~~~~~~~

    When you come to the end of a Mess Hall queue

    And you seize you slice of bread

    While the curses of all the household staff

    Descend on your luckless head

    Do you think what an extra slice or two

    Can mean to a hungry Wack?

    When the tummy is calling sweet + low

    To be filled right through to her back

                         ~~~~~~~~~~        (over)


  • April 15, 2018 20:17:54 Annick Rodriguez

    She glanced + shook her head

    "As usual" she said "swinging the lead"

                        "Carry On"

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~     M Harrison

                                                    Bourges

                                                    1918

                                                   _________

    When you come to the end of a perfect day

    And sit + wish you were dead

    While the whistle blows forth a mournful lay

    That bids you prepare for bed.

    Do you think what the end of an awful day

    Can mean to a tired Waac?

    When the sun goes down with a flaming ray

    As on the office she turns her back.

                   ~~~~~~~~~~`



  • April 15, 2018 20:15:23 Annick Rodriguez

    She glanced + shook her head

    "As usual" she said "swinging the lead"

                        "Carry On"

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~     M Harrison

                                                    Bourges

                                                    1918

                                                   _________


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    Bourges

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  • Story location Bourges


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4028 / 48307
Source
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Contributor
John Rex Coller
License
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  • English

  • Western Front

  • Women



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