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June 21st, 2007
12:37 pm


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There's a Nickelodeon cartoon by the name of Rug Rats that had a reoccuring movie character called 'Reptar'. This name was spoken by the kids themselves with a certain breathless reverance.

So, imagine, if you will, just how I hear the drug company name Nektar. Ha!

Total change of subject. I remembered this yesterday and was reminded I LIKE singing it.

I even remembered all the words, so I am going to type them all down while it's still there.

Song of Artisian Waters,
based on a poem by A.B. "Banjo" Patterson. You can find the poem itself here.

Well, the stock have started dying and the land is gripped in drought
And it doesn't look like raining so we're going to do without
With the derricks up above us and the solid earth below
We are waiting at the lever for the word to let 'er go.

Sinking down, down, down
Sinking down, down, down
Yes we'll find artisian water
Deeper down, down, down.
Deeper down, Deeper down
Deeper down, Deeper down
Yes we'll find artisian water deeper down.

Now our engine's built in Glasgow by a very canny Scot
And he's marked it twenty horse power but he don't know what is what
When Canadian Bill is firing with his sun-dried gidgee logs
She can equal thirty horses and a score or so of dogs.


The shaft has started caving and the sinking's very slow
And the yellow rods are bending in the water down below
The tubes are always jamming and they can't be made to shift
Though we nearly burst the engine with a forty horsepower lift.


There's no artisian water, though we passed three thousand feet
And the contract price is growing and the boss is nearly beat
But it must be down beneath us, so it's down we've got to go
Though she's bumping on the solid rock four thousand feet below.

Yes we've found artisian water
deeper down.

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Date:June 21st, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'd love to hear that. It makes my rocky heart smile.
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Date:June 21st, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
I can't find my recording of real musicians singing it, but I might be induced to try to sing it tonight at sewing meet up. Can't promise I will do it WELL, mind.
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