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No. 29 - Additional Number - Slinks

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Slinks: I wonder who on earth the fool could have been
Who first invented work?
I can't think what advantage he could have seen
To be gained from a thing like work!
I'm perfectly sure work can't be right
For a man with a delicate appetite;
What's more, to this belief I cling:
Work's a positively dangerous thing!
So I'm going out to buy a pistol,
I'm going out to buy a gun;
I'm going to fetch a pound
Of dynamite around,
Most probably I'll bring a ton or two;
I want a dog with hydrophobia,
And if possible a wrestling Turk,
And I'll keep them on the shelf
To defend myself
From anyone who brings me work!
   
  I've never seen a single man look strong
Who died from over-work!
It's my belief that men would live twice as long
If women did all the work!
I've insured my house, I've insured my life,
I've insured myself against kissing my wife;
So now a policy I'll obtain
Against ever doing any work again!
So I'm going out to buy a pistol,
I'm going out to buy a gun;
I'm going to fetch a pound
Of dynamite around,
Most probably I'll bring a ton or two;
I want a dog with hydrophobia,
And if possible a wrestling Turk,
And I'll keep them on the shelf
To defend myself
From anyone who brings me work!

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