“Eight Little Cylinders”


"Eight little cylinders sitting facing heaven, One blew its head off, then there were seven. Seven little cylinders used to playing tricks, One warped its inlet valve...." And so on, till the last cylinder "gave its efforts up And ascended up to heaven"

Cross references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 226-227, "Eight Little Cylinders" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE226


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: technology
Found in: Australia