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SOURCE:AUSTRALIAN MELODIST NO 20
Mitchell library 784.8/A
Written by LANCE LENTON and Sung by CHAS MAYLOR
AIR:Birds and Blossoms
SITE SOURCE: Migrants

SAIL ON THE RIPPLING STREAM

When the Jews appear with noses
That measure half a ream,
And seventy-five per cent stick on
Of interest get the cream;
When you’re broke—with not a ” stiver,”
To your foot you’ve not a boot,
And they’ll make no more advances,
From the ” Yids ” it’s time to scoot.

CHORUS.
There’s & droop then on their noses,
And their eyes they cease to beam;
But you go gently with the tide,
Sail on the rippling stream.

If you’ve a Government billet,
And draw a big, fat screw,
You make pretence to work a lot,
Yet very little do.
You run the country to expense,
And nothing you do pays,
And there comes a big deficit
From your working of railways.

CHORUS.
There’s a droop then on their noses,
And their eyes they cease to beam;
You’re called upon then to resign,
Sail on the rippling stream.

Bald-headed mashers go to shows,
To see the girls in tights;
They fill the front rows of the stalls
The old fools, they are sights.
They rush around then to the stage door,
With feelings far from calm,
To watch the darlings coming out
On some other fellow’s arm.

CHORUS,
There’s a droop then on their noses,
And their eyes they cease to beam;
Then to their homes they gently glide