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We're In Malaya Now

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by Unknown

An Aussie Digger rolled a smoke and gave his pants a hitch,
Yes, I've really got my issue, but it's only Dhoby's itch.
I can't say where I've got it, it wouldn't be quite nice,
But this I'll say about it, it stops a lot of vice.

At night I think of Aussie and the girls that sit and stitch,
But right here in Malaya, I've gone and got the itch.
But seeing we all understand, a chap at least can scratch it.
But Lord just grant me one request, don't let my Sheila catch it.

(Source: Curly Simpson - Makan No. 242, July/Sept 1978)

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Last updated 28/11/2013