"Mother's Lament" as written by and Jack/baker Bruce....
Are we rolling? A one, a two, a three, a four.

A mother was washing her baby one night;
The youngest of ten and a delicate mite.
The mother was poor and the baby was thin;
'Twas naught but a skeleton covered with skin.

The mother turned 'round for a soap off the rack.
She was only a moment but when she got back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried,
"Oh,where has my baby gone?" The angels replied

Oh, your baby has gone down the plug hole.
Oh, your baby has gone down the plug.
The poor little thing was so skinny and thin,
He should have been washed in a jug, in a jug.

Your baby is perfectly happy;
He won't need a bath anymore.
He's a-muckin' about with the angels above,
Not lost but gone before.

Do you want to do it again?

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Mother's Lament" as written by Ginger Baker Eric Patrick Clapton

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenthonestly I wonder how drunk they were when they did this.. lol
    PTCGAZon December 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA marvelous little ditty that captures the rich humour and witt of English culture, adding a final, flavourful touch to a brilliant album (Disraeli Gears). "C'mon lads, bring your pints over to the piano here for a bit'ova sing-song!" It's genius! I used to sing this song to my kids when they were bathing in the tub, and they'd laugh themselves silly. No doubt they'll pass it on to the next generation...
    RayManon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTouching story...
    blackled222on March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes, very moving
    savethetrees890on December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWonderful rendition of an old English drinking song, perfectly executed. You ask yourself, "How did these guys come up with this idea and did somone coach them in the arrangement, vocal intonation and final execution"? Anyroad, it's perfect right down to the rollicking piano finish.
    Steve*505on January 19, 2006   Link

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