They're Moving Father's Grave
DESCRIPTION: "They're moving Father's grave to build a sewer." Father's remains are being moved "to irrigate some posh bloke's residence"; the singer hopes his ghost will haunt the pipes, "for they had the bleeding nerve/To muck about a British workman's grave"
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (CrayAshGrove)
KEYWORDS: death burial worker ghost humorous
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (3 citations):
CrayAshGrove, p. 35, "They Are Moving Father's Grave" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 267, "They're Moving Father's Grave" (1 text)
DT, SEWERMOV SEWERMO2
NOTES [9 words]: Pity we don't have the keyword "class-struggle". - PJS
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