Treasure Island

Satan's Sibling

(15/03/1990 / In the Bahamas. (I wish))

Redback on the toilet seat (Lyrics/Famed aussie poem)


There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
I jumped up high into the air,
And when I hit the ground.
That crafty redback spider,
Wasn't nowhere to be found.

I rushed into the mrs,
Told her just where I'd been bit.
And she grabbed my cutthroat razor,
And I nearly took a fit.
I said 'Forget what's on your mind,
And call a doctor please.
For I've got a feeling that your cure,
Is worse than the disease.'

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I'm here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.

I can't lie down, I cant' sit up I don't know what to do.
The nurses think it's funny but that's not my point of view.
I tell you it's embarrasing and that's to say the least,
For I'm too sick to eat a bite,
While the spider had a feast.

And when I get back home again, I'll tell you what I'll do.
I'll make that Redback suffer for the pain I'm going through.
I've had so many needles, I'm looking like a siv.
I promise you that redback hasn't very long to live.

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I'm here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.

Submitted: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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  • Suze Collett (4/21/2012 6:00:00 AM)

    My uncle Jimmy Webster wrote this poem. Then it was used for a song by Slim Dusty. Was known as the Singing Shearer. A song was then written about him. I remember this redback one as a little girl, it's been around a long while.
    http: //www.elyrics.net/read/k/kerry-hodge-lyrics/jimmy-webster-mate-of-mine-lyrics.html (Report) Reply

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