Please Mr. Hamilton”
The Banana Boat Song
With thanks to Bernard Smith for the words.
These words date to 1967.
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We work at de tracking station all day long,
De road up de hill she getting worse,
Please Mr. Hamilton can I use de Falcon?
Please Mr. Benson can I use de Falcon,
Sure-guard sitting in his little brick shed,
Station temperature is a hundred and nine,
Please Mr. Blunt oh wheres de air condition?
De air blow hot an den it blow colder
Find de Chief Engineer to make us cool
Put a call to de switchboard for Roy Benson
Bert Forsyth studying art of telemetry,
Roy Benson also studying technology
Telemetry ask Computers Are you set?
Computers drive John Crowe out of his mind.
Dick Kirby has most comprehensive library.
The canteen run by Mrs. Clissold,
Morale is down as far as it can go.