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  1. Sapientia

    Sapientia New member

    I was looking in a old gunnery manual and I found on the flyleaf, in beautifull faded sepia copperplate writing the following.

    Oh Lord above send down a dove,
    Wiv wings as sharp as razers
    To cut the froats of all the whores
    What gives the pox to sailors!

    I thought it was funny anyway.
  2. whitemouse

    whitemouse Supporters - GCM

    It was also printed in the flyleaf of a WW2 naval novel called 'Send down a dove', but was written as:

    O Lord above
    Send down a dove
    With wings as sharp as razors
    To cut the throats
    Of them there Blokes
    Wot sells bad beer to sailors

  3. Nutty

    Nutty Supporters - GCM

    It also has Irish Nationlist connertations:

    >'May the lord above send down a dove
    With teeth as sharp as razors,
    To cut the throats of those English dogs
    That shot our Irish leaders.'<

    Tom Lewis uses the sailor version as the choures in his song "The Sailors Prayer."

  4. Ballistic

    Ballistic War Hero

    Teeth? :toothy5:
  5. thingy

    thingy Supporters - GCM

    Didn't you know doves has teeth? o_O

    Here's one who's just bitten JP2 on the tongue.....

  6. bikerman

    bikerman War Hero

    If you go to the Three Crowns Olly and Lil have that poem on the wall.


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