Mucking Out Brigade
The following song is attributed to ‘Johnson 28’ who also illustrated it.
MUCKING OUT BRIGADE
| I have seen them often standing,
In ill-fitting dungarees,
With their kerosene tin buckets,
Looking cold and ill at ease,
On a dirty train they’re dwelling
Just the daily ‘clean up raid’
Armed with tins and brooms and chammies –
That’s the mucking out brigade.
Some will sweep, while others polish,
| Pull that carpet out and sweep it!
See the leading porter frown?
Well, those windows aren’t too clever,
Get your hose and wash ’em down.
Hear that red-faced porter shouting,
Hey! That mat ain’t properly laid!
And he shows them how they do it,
In the mucking out brigade.
I have done my bit of mucking,
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