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Night Boat To Cairo !!.....
It's just gone noon
Half past monsoon
On the banks of the river Nile
Here comes the boat
Only half-afloat
Oarsman grins a toothless smile
Only just one more
To this desolate shore
Last boat along the river...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 20th report

    Evocation of a once so -called "glorious" empire now perceived by the late seventies to be in its very final death throes, but going down with a resigned and inevitable smile on its face symptomatic of its overall Britishness (The Lyrics and Suggs's oversized Pith Helmet)

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2015 report

    This is about going out in London town and then waiting for the last night bus to Camden.

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