Friday, 10 October 2008

There was a Redback on the Toilet Seat

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
I jumped up high into the air,
And when I hit the ground.
That crafty redback spider,
Wasn't nowhere to be found.

I rushed into the mrs,
Told her just where I'd been bit.
And she grabbed my cutthroat razor,
And I nearly took a fit.
I said 'Forget what's on your mind,
And call a doctor please.
For I've got a feeling that your cure,
Is worse than the disease.'

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I'm here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.

I can't lie down, I cant' sit up I don't know what to do.
The nurses think it's funny but that's not my point of view.
I tell you it's embarrasing and that's to say the least,
For I'm too sick to eat a bite,
While the spider had a feast.

And when I get back home again, I'll tell you what I'll do.
I'll make that Redback suffer for the pain I'm going through.
I've had so many needles, I'm looking like a siv.
I promise you that redback hasn't very long to live.

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I'm here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.

Traditional Australian Song - Redback on the toilet seat - by Ralph Ernest 'Slim' Newton 1971

- Outofthemindsofandrews, educating others since 1981

4 comments:

Stace said...

I get that song stuck in my head quite often... I don't know if that's due to my Aussie education, or my acracnophobia, or both!! But it's been a long time since I could remember ALL the lyrics :)

Andrew said...

Your lucky. I wish I could get it stuck in my head. When some one mentions redback spiders my brain goes, I think there is a song about them and toilet seats... nope cant think how it goes...

Yvonne said...

Educating people since 1981???? I have been there this whole time and there has been no education!!!!

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