chicken on a raft

Cyril Tawney (lien Wikipedia)

The skipper’s in the wardroom drinkin' gin,
  Hi yo, chicken on a raft!
I don't mind knockin', but I ain't goin' in!
  Hi yo, chicken on a raft!
Jimmy's laughin' like a drain,
  Hi yo, chicken on a raft!
Been lookin' at me comic cuts again!
  Hi yo, chicken on a raft!

  Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning,
  Oh, what a terrible sight to see,
  Dabtails forward and the dustman aft,
  Sittin' there a'pickin' at a chicken on a raft!
  Hi yo chicken on a raft!
  Hey yo chicken on a raft!
  Hi yo chicken on a raft!
  Hey yo chicken on a raft!

Gave me the middle and the forenoon too,
Now I'm pullin' on a whalin' crew.
Seagulls wheelin' overhead,
I oughter be sleeping in a featherbed!

I had a little girl in Donny-B,
And did she make a fool of me.
Her heart was like a pusser's shower,
From hot to cold in a quarter of an hour!

We kissed goodbye on a midnight bus,
She didn't cry she didn't fuss,
Am I the one that she loves best,
Or am I just a cuckoo in another man's nest?

An amazon girl lived in Dumfries,
She only had her kids in two's and three's,
Her sister lives in Maryhill,
She says she won't but I think she will!
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Le refrain parle d’un petit déjeuner qu’on trouve dans l’armée de ma mer – oeuf plat sur une tranche de pain grillé – un poulet sur un radeau!

La chanson est écrite par Cyril Tawney, ancien sous-marinier.

The song makes reference to an unpopular dish served in the Royal Navy, consisting of fried egg on fried bread, called "a chicken on a raft."