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Old Codger


Lyrics composed by 'Three Score and Ten plus Two' John Henderson in Summer, 2012,
to Will Grosz's 1935 music for the song '
Red Sails In The Sunset'.

Get up ev'ry morning;
Put in my false teeth.
Good grief it's a struggle,
Above and beneath.

My head swirls a little;
I sit down and wait
Till things are more steady,
Blood no more in spate.

Feel round for my glasses;
Trip over a shoe;
It's such a palaver
To find my way to the loo.

Pull pants on and trousers,
A sweater to match;
Limp through to the kitchen,
While combing my thatch.

The smell of hot porridge
Puts oomph in my veins;
By magic each dollop
Removes aches and pains.

Such then are some perils
Old codgers must face,
When blindness and stiffness
Slow-up ev'ry pace!


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