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Thread #89259   Message #1683092
Posted By: Flash Company
02-Mar-06 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Modern Day John Henry
Subject: RE: Modern Day John Henry
Wally Peters was just a little fellow,
He was sitting on his Mammy's knee,
Said that Bill Gates fella at the Microsoft corp,
Well he's gonna be the death of me, Lordy-lord,
Well he's gonna be the death of me

Wally Peters was a number cruncher, he was the best in the land, an' he died with his pencil in his hand, tell you all about him....

Wally Peters was just a little fellow,
Soaking wet he weighed one hundred pound,
But he made his stand with a pencil in each hand
And he beat that ole Excel down Lordy-lord
He beat that ole Excel down

Well Tom Kaptein he said to Wally Peters,
I will end your career right soon,
Going to bring in a computer to do all of your jobs
It'll do them by the light of the moon, Lordy-lord,
it'll do them by the light of the moon

Wally Peters he said to Tom Kaptein,
Lord a man aint nothing but a man,
But before I let your Excel beat me down
Going to die with my pencil in my hand, Lordy=lord,
Going to die with my pencil in my hand.

Wally Peters sat down in his cubicle,
With the Excel running alongside,
Well he works so fast that his pencil starts to melt,
And he laid down his pencil and he died, Lordy-lord,
And he laid down his pencil and he died

Wally Peters he had a little woman,
An' her name was Polly Ann,
She said bring out your hearses and your rubber tyred hacks,
'Cos that Bill Gates killed my man, Lordy-lord
'Cos that Bill Gates killed my man.

Well there's some say he came from England,
There's some say he came from France,
Y'all know he's nothing but a Baltimore man,
The leader of the number crunching gang, Lordy-lord
The leader of the number crunching gang!

Flash Company (aka Brian Quinn)02 March 06
Acknowledgement to the late Huddie Leadbetter for the original and the late Lonnie Donegan for the spoken passage after verse one.


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