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Lyr Add: Stanley The Rat (Cyril Tawney)

03 Jul 01 - 01:54 PM (#497645)
Subject: Lyr Add: STANLEY THE RAT (Cyril Tawney)
From: wildlone

I was looking for any of Cyril's songs on the "cat" and noticed that this one was not here.
The tune Cyril uses is Brian O Lynn.
Recorded on Sally Free And Easy
^^
STANLEY THE RAT
(Cyril Tawney)

Stanley the Rat was a fast one at that,
From bulkhead to bulkhead in four seconds flat
He's come and gone ere an eyelid can bat,
But he'd do it much quicker if we had a cat.

One flashing run and his visit is done,
Stan never lingers to join in the fun.
Our hospitality he'd rather shun,
But he'd stay a bit longer if we had a gun.

I raises me cap to this beady eyed chap,
Who needs no compass and carries no map.
And not knows what it means to get in a flap,
But we'd bloody well show him if we had a trap.

When does he doze nobody knows,
Night and day he keeps on his toes.
I don't suppose his eyes ever close,
But he'd sleep forever and ever and ever-
If we had a high pressure hose.


04 Jul 01 - 01:45 PM (#498402)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stanley The Rat
From: Keith A of Hertford

Just a little typo, the last verse begins "When"
A rat versus a high pressure hose would make an exciting contest!.
Keith. (free and easy ish)
Typo corrected.
-Joe Offer-


03 Sep 10 - 01:09 AM (#2979016)
Subject: Lyr Add: Stanley The Rat
From: Gurney

Stanley the Rat                Cyril Tawney, tune 'Brian o'Lynn.'


Stanley's a rat, and a fast one at that.
From bulkhead to bulkhead in four seconds flat!
He's come and he's gone 'fore an eyelid could bat.
But he'd do it much quicker if we had a cat!

One flashing run, and his visit is done,
Stan never lingers to join in the fun.
Our hospitality he'd rather shun.
But he'd stay a bit longer if we had a gun!

I raises me cap to this beady-eyed chap,
Who needs no compass and carries no map
And don't know what it means to get in a flap.
But we'd bloomin' soon show him if we had a trap!

When does he doze? Well, nobody knows!
Night and day, he keeps on his toes,
I don't suppose his eyes ever close.
But he'd sleep forever,
and ever and ever,
If we had a high-pressure hose!

From 'Between Decks.'   They never did catch Stanley, although he was a rat with a schedule. He had a whole Aircraft Carrier to hide in.


03 Sep 10 - 01:39 AM (#2979032)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stanley The Rat
From: Teribus

I thought that Stanley resided aboard one of Her Majesty's 'CA' Class Destroyers.


03 Sep 10 - 01:59 AM (#2979038)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stanley The Rat
From: Gurney

HMS Indefatigable, according to the sleeve notes.