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Parody on “Golden Love”
Lance Lenton
Australian Melodist No 21

SITE SOURCE: Bush Life

Olden “Duff”

Once more we sit beside the silver cover,
Hot, as we started in our pie-gone days, –
When warm the plate we’d burned our fingers under
Proudly endured on olden duff to gaze.
Once more we eat and stuff ourselves, you bet;
Once more we eat and hand grasps spoon again,
Ever to ask, if mother should forget,
Never to think of by-gone hours of pain.
Ever to ask, if mother should forget,
Never to wink, never to blink,
Never to think of by-gone hours of pain,

Once more we eat the plum-duff filled with raisins,
Eat as we started, though all may turn blue;
Only the band of pants we loosen gently,
Feeling the duff stick to our sides like glue,
Once more we eat, and loudly call for more;
Once more we eat, and own the last was best.
Now for a start, on plum-duff cry “Encore!”
Until the buttons fall from off our vest.
Now for a start, on plum-duff cry “Encore!”
Now for a start, on plum-duff cry ” Encore I”
Until the buttons fall from off our vest,
Until the buttons fall from off our vest,
Our vest, our vest.