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        Reuben, Reuben I've been thinkin'

        What a glad world this would be

        If the boys were all transported

        Far across the Northern sea!

 

 

        Rachael, Rachael  I've been thinkin'

        What a glad world this would be

        If the girls were all transported

        Far across the Northern sea!

 

 

        Oh my goodness gracious Reuben,

        what a weird world this would be,

        If the girls were all transported

        Far across the Northern sea!

 

 

        Oh my goodness gracious Rachael,

        what a weird world this would be,

        If the boys were all transported

        Far across the Northern sea!

 

 

        Reuben, Reuben I've been thinkin'

        Girls would lead a life of ease

        If they had no boys to taunt them,

        Nor be tickled, pestered, teased!

 

 

        Rachael, Rachael  I've been thinkin'

        What a great life boys would lead,

        If we had no girls interrupting,

        Reminding of manners when we feed!

 

 

        Reuben, Rachael I've been thinkin'

        What a weird world this must be.

        If across the sea I were transported,

        You'd be swimming after me!

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            Spoofs:

            Reuben, Reuben I've been thinking

            What the heck have you been drinking?

            It looks like water, tastes like wine.

            Oh my gosh, it's turpentine!

 

            I have a dog, his name is Rover.

            He's a very clever pup.

            He can stand up on his hind legs

            If you hold the front ones up!

 

            Reuben, Reuben I've been thinking

            What a great world this would be,

            If the boys were all transported

            Far beyond the galaxy.

 

                Variations: 

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking
Life would be so easy then;
What a lovely world this would be
If there were no tiresome men!


Rachel, Rachel, I've been thinking
Life would be so easy then;
What a lovely world this would be
If you'd leave it to the men!

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking
If we went beyond the seas,
All the men would follow after
Like a swarm of bumble-bees!


Rachel, Rachel, I've been thinking
If we went beyond the seas,
All the girls would follow after
Like a swarm of honey-bees.

 

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These are the original words:

 

Reuben, Reuben I've been thinking

What a fine world this would be

If the men were all transported

Far beyond the Northern sea!

 

Oh my goodness gracious Rachel

What a queer world this would be

If the men were all transported

Far beyond the Northern sea!

 

Reuben, Reuben I've been thinking

What a gay life girls would lead

If they had no men about them,

None to tease them, none to heed.

 

Reuben, Reuben stop your teasing,

If you've any love for me,

I was only just a-fooling

As I thought, of course, you'd see.

 

Rachel, if you'll not transport us,

I will take you for my wife,

And I'll split with you my money

Every payday of my life.

 

 

 

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