I am looking for as many verses as possible for this song which was popular at rugby clubs and similar venues around the time of WWI. Herewith the ones I do know:-
Old folks, young folks, everybody come.
Join the darkies' Sunday School and make yourself at home.
Bring your sticks of chewing gum and sit upon the floor
And we'll tell you Bible Stories that you've never heard before.
God created Lucifer and Lucifer made sin,
God created a hot place to put that Satan in.
The Devil didn't like it and he said he wouldn't stay,
And he goes round making trouble, everywhere and every day.
The World was made in just six days and finished on the seventh,
According to the contract it should have been the eleventh;
But the painters wouldn't paint it and the workers wouldn't work,
And so the only thing to do was fill it in with dirt.
Adam was an early man, the first that was invented,
He lived in Eden half his life and never was contented;
The Lord created him from mud, in days now long gone by,
And when He'd finished Adam hung upon the fence to dry.
Adam was a gardener and Eve, she was his spouse,
They got the sack for stealing fruit and started keeping house.
They lived a very quiet life, 'twas peaceful in the main,
Until they had a baby and they started raising Cain.
Noah was a blind man who stumbled in the dark,
He tripped upon a hammer and he built himself an ark.
He summoned all the animals, they boarded two by two:
A hippocatapotamus and a rhinokangaroo.
Noah was mariner and sailed around the sea.
He'd half a dozen wives or so and a menagerie.
He failed in his first season when it rained for forty days.
For that's the kind of weather when a circus never pays.
Easau was a cowboy of a wild and woolly make,
Half the farm belonged to him and half to brother Jake.
Esau thought his title to the farm was none too clear,
So he sold it all to Jakey for a burger and a beer.
Joseph was a shepherd and he kept his father's goats,
His daddy used to dress him the the very loudest coats.
His brothers got quite jealous and they threw him in a well.
But Joseph went to heaven and the others went to Hell.
Pharaoh had a daughter with a most bewitching smile
Who found the baby Moses in the rushes by the Nile
She took him to her father, said, "I found him on the shore"
And the Pharaoh winked his eye and said, "I've heard that one before."
(Alternate last lines:-
She took him to her father who said "That's a likely tale,
It's just about as probable as Jonah and the whale.")
Jonah was an emigrant, so runs the Bible tale;
He took a steerage passage in the belly of a whale;
He was crowded in the belly and was feeling so compressed
That he pushed a little button and the whale did the all the rest.
Daniel was a prophet and would not obey the king,
The king got mad and said to him "This is a naughty thing."
He put him in a lion's den with lions down beneath,
But Daniel was an artist and he drew the lions' teeth.
David was a shepherd boy, a plucky little cuss;
Along came great Goliath who was looking for a fuss;
Little David took his sling and rocked him on the head,
Goliath couldn't take it and he tumbled over dead.
David was a Lieutenant, Uriah was a sub.
David saw Uriah's wife in her daily tub.
David sent Uriah to a front-line trench.
Uriah got a hand-grenade and David got the wench.
Solomon was very wise and had a lot of cash,
The Queen of Sheba came along and Solly made a mash.
I guess that he thought royalty was rather underpaid
For he took to writing proverbs, though he was a king by trade.
Solomon and David both led naughty lives
And flirted all the afternoon with other peoples wives;
Until in the evening conscience gave them qualms -
And one wrote the Proverbs and the other wrote the Psalms.
Samson was a husky guy, as everyone should know,
He used to lift five hundred pounds as strongman of the show,
One week the bill was rotten and the actors had a souse,
But Samson was magnificent - his act brought down the house.
Ahab had a lively wife whose name was Jezebel,
When looking out the window, to the dogs below she fell.
"Jezebel's gone to the dogs,"the people told the king;
And Ahab said he'd never heard of such a doggone thing.
Jehu had a chariot of ninety-nine horsepower
And drove through Ramoth-Gilead at eighty miles an hour.
He had to use his ABS* as he went through Jezreel
'Cause little bits of Jezebel got caught up in the wheel.
(*ABS = Anti-skid brakes)
Elisha was a prophet and was balder than an egg
A rowdy group of skinheads said they'd rather he was dead.
Such taunts annoyed Elisha and he cursed them then and there
And every single one of them was eaten by a bear.
Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego,
Disobeyed the king, and so he said they'd have to go
Into the fiery furnace which would burn them up like chaff,
But they wore asbestos BVD's and gave the king the laugh.
Salome was a dancer and she danced before the king,
She wriggled, and she wobbled, and she shook most everything.
The king said to Salome "We will have no scandal here."
"The Hell we won't!" Salome said, and kicked the chandelier.
Salome was a chorus girl, she did the hoochie-cooch.
She wasn't very modest and she didn't wear too mooch.
The king was very thirsty and he said, "Get me some beer!"
"The Hell with you!" Salome said, and kicked him in the rear.
I KNOW BITS OF:-
And he pulled down the Temple on the whole damned show.
Can anyone add to these, or give any more complete verses? Email me
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