The Oldest Springer in Town Bru and Glen Peckett When the engine is clapped and the crew are too Can’t go past an hour without another brew She’s thirty seven foot but she’s going to have to lose She’s the oldest Springer in town When the skipper says ‘I think we’ve got a leak’ But nothing’s to be found, it’s playing hide and seek She comes out of the water and the stern tube’s kinda weak She’s the oldest Springer in town Chorus : Now here she comes and there she goes A cloud of blue smoke and a lot of noise She may be old but she was cheaper than yours She’s the oldest Springer in town When she stops in every tunnel with an awk in the fuel The electrics catch on fire, the crew’s completely cool The dents are all the fault of some other blank blank fool She’s the oldest Springer in town When the engine dies outside of every pub The cupboards full of beer so there’s no room for the grub They swear that all the spirits are my medicinal rub She’s the oldest Springer in town Chorus When the log book’s thicker than ‘War and Peace’ It can run for fifty hours and never cease When you’ve reached the parts of Brum that other boats can’t reach You’re the oldest Springer in town Now they claim she was the first, maybe stooping rather low Simco says ‘she’s the oldest one I know’ She may be old and tired but the crew all love her so She’s the oldest Springer in town Chorus She goes by the name of Badger and she has since 69 It’s a fairly common name and we see it all the time If they say that we must change it they get the same old line She’s the oldest Springer in town Now she’s been round a bit and seen a thing or two Nothing that compares with the current motley crew Jane, Glen and Steve and Mandy and, of course, yours truly too She’s the oldest Springer in town Chorus x 2 Yes, she may be old but she’s better than yours She’s the oldest Springer in town The tune is 'The Oldest Swinger in Town' written by Fred Wedlock. Recorded on :
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