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The Gasman Cometh

  • (Michael Flanders / Donald Swann)

    It was on the Monday morning when the gas-man came to call
    The gas tap wouldn't turn, I wasn't getting gas at all
    He pulled down all the skirting boards to try and find the main
    And I had to call a carpenter to put them back again
    Oh it all makes work for the working man to do
    It was on the Tuesday morning the carpenter came round
    He hammered and he chiselled and he said, Look what I've found
    The floors are full of dry rot but I'll put them all to rights
    Then he hammered through a cable and out went all the lights
    Oh it all makes work for the working man to do
    It was on a Wednesday morning the electrician came
    He called me Mr. MacIntyre which isn't quite my name
    He couldn't reach the fuse box without standing on the bin
    And he put his foot through a window so I called the glazier in
    Oh it all makes work for the working man to do
    It was on the Thursday morning the glazier came along
    With his blowtorch and his putty and his merry glazier's song
    He put another window in, it took no time at all
    So I had to get a painter in to come and paint the wall
    Oh it all makes work for the working man to do
    It was on a Friday morning that the painter made a start
    With undercoats and overcoats he painted every part
    He painted every corner but I found when he was gone
    He'd painted over the gas tap and I couldn't turn it on
    Oh it all makes work for the working man to do
    On Saturday and Sunday they do no work at all
    So it was on the Monday morning that the gasman came to call

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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