The Oldest Springer in Town

Bru and Glen Peckett

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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.

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