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Wake ye!

Posted by Jon Scott Bradfield on July 18, 2008 at 08:52

My Father, an old sailor during WWII and the Korean Conflict told me an old rhyme as a child:

"Wake ye! Wake ye! Rise and shine! Show a leg, show a leg, show a leg show! The cook to the galley has gone long ago! Get up, get up! The sun'll scorch your bleedin' eyes out!"

I remember it to this day. To what British origin could this be attributed?