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We'll drink a drink a drink
To lily the pink the pink the pink
The saviour of our human race
For she invented, medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Mr freers had sticky out ears
And it made him awful shy
And so they gave him medicinal compound
And now he's learning how to fly

Brother Tony was notably bony
He would never eat his meals
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now they move him round on wheels

We'll drink a drink a drink
To lily the pink the pink the pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Mosr efficacious in every case

Old Ebenezer thought he was Julius Caesar
And so they put him in a home
Where they gave him medicnal compound
And now he's emporor of Rome

Jonny Hammer, had a terrible st st st st stammer
He could hardly sssay a word
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now's he's seen, but never heard

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Aunty Milly ran willy nilly
When her legs they did recede
So they looked on medicinal compound
Now they call her milipede

Jennifer Eccles, had terrible freckles
And the boys all called her names
But they gave her medicinal compound
Now he joins in all the games

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Lily the pink she turned to drink
She filled up with parafin inside
And despite her medicinal compound
Sadly piccalilli died

Up to heaven her soul ascended
All the church bells they did ring
She took with her medicinal compound
Hark the herald angels sing

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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    It's based on the life of lydia estes pinkham (february 9, 1819 – may 17, 1883), an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 12:24 am
    The official story seems to be that this song was created by the scaffold in the uk, basing it heavily on a considerably baudier song about lydia pinkham's "vegetable compound". That earlier song got to the uk by way of the royal tank corps of canada.
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 7:45 am
    Mrs lillian mullaney circa 1910-1950s was a well known lady in liverpool famous for her pink rinsed hair and her unusual remedies for minor ailments (cuts,bruises etc) she would treat these ailments with various potions often containing urine and other (secret ingredients).
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    UnregisteredOct 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    Yes, I never noticed until it was pointed out, but the message is that the miraculous compound which Lily invented could cure all ills except her own alcoholism. Worth taking note of.
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    Wish i could drink it and bring time back forty years, as well as fly to mamallipuram where i would take a swedish girl in a microbikini deep into the bengal gulf to do incredible things to her while the moon illuminates the night until the sun finally breaks through, all thanks the lily the pink's medicinal compound

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