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The Quartermaster's Store

Post 1

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

I learnt this on a Boys' Brigade camp when I was quite a bit younger than I am now. It works better as a spoken (or actually sung) game, but I think it would work online as well. This is an example of how it's done:

There was Mike, Mike
Trying to find his bike
In the store... in the store...
There was Mike, Mike
Trying to find his bike
In the Quartermaster's store

Which is then followed by the chorus which goes:

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me.

Although I think we'll leave that off the online version. In the sung version, when the person gets to the "In the store..." part everybody joins in.


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Post 2

Argon0 (back for a bit)

I learnt this at Cubs/Scouts, with slight the slight alteration to the chorus, which went:

My Eyes are dim. I cannot see, I left my Specs in the Double U See, I left my Specs in the Double U See.

The only prob is how to "play" this : do a whole vers each or suggest first line then 2nd player does "tag" line.

Thusly:

There was Akela, Akela.....

2nd player:
Snogging with Akela

In the Stores, In the Stores,

there was Akela, Akela snogging with a Sailor in the QuarterMaster's stores,..... etc...


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Post 3

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

I suggest the whole verse, since that's how I was taught it.

There was Eddy, Eddy,
Trying to find his teddy,
In the store, in the store.
There was Eddy, Eddy,
Trying to find his teddy,
In the Quartermaster's store.


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Post 4

Argon0 (back for a bit)

My Eyes are dim I cannot see I left my Specs in the Double U CEEEEEE I leeeeftt Myeye Specs in the Double U C.

There was Marvin, Marvin
Very close to Starving
......

IN the Stores
In the Sores
There was Marvin, Marvin
Very close to Starving
In the QuarterMasters Stores


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Post 5

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me

(You think anyone else is going to show up?)

There was Ford, Ford,
Getting rather bored,
In the store, in the store.
There was Ford, Ford,
Getting rather bored,
In the Quartermaster's store.


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Post 6

Argon0 (back for a bit)

etc....

There was Jim, Lynn,
Acting kind of Dim,
In the stores, in the stores.
Acting kind of Dim,
In the Quartermaster's stores..

etc...


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Post 7

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

There was Mark, Mark
Trying to build an Ark
In the store, in the store
There was Mark, Mark
Trying to build an Ark
In the Quartermaster's store.

...etc.


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Post 8

Argon0 (back for a bit)

There was Leon, Leon
Inhaling the gas Freon
In the Stores, in the Stores
there was Leon, Leon
Inhaling the gas Freon
In the Quartermasters stores.....

etc...


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Post 9

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

There was Argon, Argon
Trying to learn some jargon
In the store, in the store

etc.


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Post 10

Argon0 (back for a bit)

Ther was some bloke, some bloke
Trying to take a toke,
in the stores, in the stores!


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Post 11

Dancer (put your advert here)

There was Dancer Dancer
Lurking from the start sirs
in the stores, in the stores!

There was Dancer Dancer
Lurking from the start sirs
in the quartermaster's store

...


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Post 12

some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy, pithy name and spent five sleepless nights trying but couldn't think of one

WE GOT SOMEONE ELSE

There was Bob, Bob,
Trying to eat a frog
In the store, in the store...


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Post 13

Argon0 (back for a bit)

There was Santa Santa
sipping on some Fanta
IN the Stores in the Stores

Ther was Santa Santa
and an evil old bint named Edna
In the Quarter mAsters Stores...


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Post 14

Agi

There was Frank Frank
trying to find some peace and quiet where he could ponder the secrets of the universe and flick through the magazines he found in his dads she.

In the stores, in the stores


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Post 15

Agi

There was Frank Frank
trying to find some peace and quiet where he could ponder the secrets of the universe and flick through the magazines he found in his dads shed.

In the stores, in the stores


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Post 16

Maewfannwr

There was Maewfannwr, Maewfannwr
(ummmmmmmmm......)
can't have a hand here, can we?
(haha! I did it!)
In the quartermaster's stores

etc.

(Doesn't make much sense, I know, but if you can think of anything else that rhymes with Maewfannwr than "can we" I'd be gald to hear it!)


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Post 17

Maewfannwr

There was Bob, bob,
Looking for a job
In the stores, in the stores
There was Bob, bob,
Looking for a job
In the Quartermaster's store.

"My eyes are dim, I cannot see!
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have not brought my specs with me."

smiley - teasmiley - flyhismiley - peacesign


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Post 18

Platypus 2

There was Jackie, Jackie,
acting rather whacky
In the store, in the stores
There was Jackie, Jackie,
acting rather whacky
In the Quartermaster's store.

My eyes are dim, I cannot see!
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have not brought my specs with me.


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Post 19

phin (in edinburgh and loving it!)

There was Fred, Fred,
Trying to find a bed
In the store, in the store
There was Fred, Fred
Trying to find a bed
In the Quartermaster's store.

smiley - smiley

My eyes are dim, I cannot see!
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have not brought my specs with me.

phin


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Post 20

airscotia-back by popular demand

There was lance,Lance,
Adjusting his underpants.
In the store,in the store
There was lance,Lance,
Adjusting his underpants
In the Quatermasters store.
*Takes a bow*smiley - smiley


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