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JUMPING THROUGH THE HOLE --- Sung to the tune of “Knees up Mother Brown.”

VERSE 1
When first I came to P.T.S.
My C.O. he advised
Take lots and lots of underwear
You’ll need it I surmise,
But I replied “By gad sir,
Whatever may befall
I’ll always keep my trousers clean
When jumping through the hole". CHORUS

CHORUS
Jumping through the hole,
Jumping through the hole,
I’ll always keep my trousers
Clean when jumping through the hole

VERSE 2
I went into the hangar
Instructors by my side
And on Kilkenny's Circus
Had many a glorious ride
On these ingenious gadgets
Said he, "you'll learn to fall
And keep you feet together
When jumping through the hole"
CHORUS

VERSE 3
He swung me in the swings boys,
He shot in down the chutes,
He showed me the high aperture,
I thought it rather cute.
Said he "this apparatus
Will teach you one and all
To centralise your C. of G.
When jumping through the hole".
CHORUS

VERSE 4
I saw the gorgeous statichutes
With camouflage design.
I heard the Warrant Officer
Shoot such a lovely line,
"This lovely bit of stuff lads,”
Said lie, “upon my soul !"
Is sweeter than your sweetheart
When you’re jumping through the hole
CHORUS

VERSE 5
One morning very early,
It's cold and damp and dark,
They took me in a so-called bus,
Out to Tatton Park,
In keeping with the weather,
I said to one and all,
I take a dim and misty view
Of jumping through the hole.”
CHORUS

VERSE 6
He fitted me with parachute,
And helmet for my head,
The Sergeant looked with expert eye,
"It fits you fine,” he said",
"I’ll introduce you now to ‘Bessie’
That is what we call the nice balloon
from which you’ll soon
Be jumping through the hole.”
CHORUS

VERSE 7
"OK up six hundred,
Four to drop,” said he.
"Four to drop, good God,” I cried,
“And one of them is me.”
So clinging very tightly to
The handles on the floor
I cursed the day I volunteered
For jumping through the hole.
<CHORUS

VERSE 8
He told me a funny story,
I couldn’t see the joke,
In fact I thought he was a most
Unsympathetic bloke,
But when he shouted “Action stations!”
When he shouted “GO,”
I simply couldn’t stop myself,
From jumping through the hole.
CHORUS

VERSE 9
I hit my pack, I rang the “bell,
I twisted twenty times,
Came down with feet entangled
In the rigging lines.
But floating upside to earth
I didn’t care at all,
For I had kept my trousers clean
When jumping through the hole
CHORUS

VERSE 10
I hit my pack, I rang the “bell,”
I twisted twenty times,
Came down with feet entangled
In the rigging lines.
But floating upside to earth
I didn’t care at all,
For I had kept my trousers clean
When jumping through the hole.
CHORUS

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Last Update 29th August 2011