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The Flu 

It was the 14th day of September this year 
I started feeling awfully queer 
Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                        ----------------------------
So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
He took my temp and said Ahem 
My man he said you're 102⁰
I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                        ----------------------------
I was detained a while to wait for a car 
St Andrew's quick its not far 
I laught and thought of what he said
Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                        ----------------------------
I landed at last at my destination 
And Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                        ----------------------------
There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                        ----------------------------
Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
The matron, she is a good soul 
And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
The orderlies too are sure to please 

Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
Do what I say and you will not sue 

By Sig H W Hill
1st G B N Fus
St Andrew's Hospital
14-9-18

[Abbreviations: Sig = Signaler;  G B N Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]
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The Flu 

It was the 14th day of September this year 
I started feeling awfully queer 
Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                        ----------------------------
So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
He took my temp and said Ahem 
My man he said you're 102⁰
I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                        ----------------------------
I was detained a while to wait for a car 
St Andrew's quick its not far 
I laught and thought of what he said
Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                        ----------------------------
I landed at last at my destination 
And Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                        ----------------------------
There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                        ----------------------------
Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
The matron, she is a good soul 
And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
The orderlies too are sure to please 

Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
Do what I say and you will not sue 

By Sig H W Hill
1st G B N Fus
St Andrew's Hospital
14-9-18

[Abbreviations: Sig = Signaler;  G B N Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]

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  • November 7, 2016 20:58:46 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102⁰
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    And Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
    The orderlies too are sure to please 

    Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
    Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
    The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
    Do what I say and you will not sue 

    By Sig H W Hill
    1st G B N Fus
    St Andrew's Hospital
    14-9-18

    [Abbreviations: Sig = Signaler;  G B N Fus = Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers]
  • November 7, 2016 20:50:34 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102⁰
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    And Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
    The orderlies too are sure to please 

    Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
    Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
    The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
    Do what I say and you will not sue 

    By Sig H W Hill
    1st G B N Fus
    St Andrew's Hospital
    14-9-18



  • November 7, 2016 20:50:14 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102⁰
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    Andd Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
    The orderlies too are sure to please 

    Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
    Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
    The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
    Do what I say and you will not sue 

    By Sig H W Hill
    1st G B N Fus
    St Andrew's Hospital
    14-9-18



  • November 7, 2016 20:48:16 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102[degrees]
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    Andd Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
    The orderlies too are sure to please 

    Now dear reader if you get the Flu 
    Try for St Andrew's whatever you do 
    The Staff I'm sure will see you through 
    Do what I say and you will not sue 

    By Sig H W Hill
    1st G B N Fus
    St Andrew's Hospital
    14-9-18



  • November 7, 2016 20:45:02 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102[degrees]
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    Andd Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
    The orderlies too are sure to please 


  • November 7, 2016 20:44:33 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
                            ----------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102[degrees]
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
                            ----------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
                            ----------------------------
    I landed at last at my destination 
    Andd Oh! what to my mind was a big revelation 
    Everyone seemed to be getting the Flu 
    It was travelling the whole of Malta through 
                            ----------------------------
    There was English and Malta's lying in bed 
    Some looked ill and some seemed dead 
    The Malta's where lying coughing and spitting 
    And shouting "I ma" till you had a fat head 
                            ----------------------------
    Now the staff of the Hospital is just top-hole 
    The matron, she is a good soul 
    And the Doctors and sisters and the VADs 
  • November 7, 2016 17:23:34 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102[degrees]
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


  • November 7, 2016 17:22:36 Gordon McKenna (UK)
    The Flu 

    It was the 14th day of September this year 
    I started feeling awfully queer 
    Now 'Bert' I said it would be wiser 
    To seek the aid of your Medical adviser 
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    So I saw the Medical Officer at 6.0 PM 
    He took my temp and said Ahem 
    My man he said you're 102[degrees]
    I think you have a touch of the Flu 
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    I was detained a while to wait for a car 
    St Andrew's quick its not far 
    I laught and thought of what he said
    Now 'Bert' you're getting every night in bed 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

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