Big Strong Man
 
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That’s my brother Sylvest’ (what’s he got?)
He’s got a row of forty medals on his chest (big chest!)
He killed fifty bad men in the west; he knows no rest.
Think of the man, (hell’s fire), don’t push, (just shove),
Plenty of room for you and me.
He’s got an arm like a leg (a lady’s leg!)
And a punch that would sink a battleship (big ship!)
It takes all the Army and the Navy to take the bra off Mae West.
 
Have you heard about the big strong man?  He lived in a caravan.
Have you heard about the Jeffrey Johnson fight? 
Oh, Lord what a hell of a fight.
Well you can take all the heavyweights you got (what you got?)
You’ve got a lad that will beat the whole lot.
He used to work here as a doorman,
now he’s gonna fight George Foreman.
 
And he thought he’d take a trip to Italy. 
And he thought that he’d go by sea.
He jumped off the harbor in New York,
and swam like a man from Cork.
He saw the Lusitania in distress. (what’d he do?)
He shoved the Lusitania up his dress. (big dress!)
He drank all the water in the sea,
and he walked all the way to Italy.
 
He thought he’d take a trip to old Japan.
They turned out a big brass band.
You can take all of the instruments you’ve got,
we got a lad that can play the whole lot.
And the old church bells will ring. (Hells bells!)
The old church choir will sing. (Hells fire!)
They all turned out to say farewell,
to the man that they knew so well.