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    Default Tombo mary, in apapa side

    For all Elder Dempster and Palm Line men who got to know the legendary Tombo Mary..--

    Tombo Mary's BAR.


    Apapa was the venue for our lads run ashore,
    On the coast of Africa where tourists never tour,
    The bar was Tombo Mary's where she ruled the roost all day,
    Customers were seafarers - keen to spend their pay.


    In this one-roomed shanty, with hard mud for a floor,
    Palm fronds on the thatched roof and canvas for a door,
    Our Big Mama Mary - a wondrous female sight,
    Would choose a handy sailor for her carnal joys at night.


    Raised up on a dias just behind the bar,
    The centre of attention from here to Calabar,
    Was a huge four poster bed with linen and fine lace,
    Imported from some far off land and taking pride of place.

    It`s where Mary held her lover-boy for a torrid night of fun.
    Piccaninnies and the bar staff - at the setting of the sun -
    Would sleep below this raft of love, with tassels hanging red,
    While the sailor did his duty - in Tombo Mary's bed.

    Author unknown, but he must have been there.

    Brian
    Last edited by Captain Kong; 19th March 2023 at 02:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    For all Elder Dempster and Palm Line men who got to know the legendary Tombo Mary..--

    Tombo Mary's BAR.


    Apapa was the venue for our lads run ashore,
    On the coast of Africa where tourists never tour,
    The bar was Tombo Mary's where she ruled the roost all day,
    Customers were seafarers - keen to spend their pay.


    In this one-roomed shanty, with hard mud for a floor,
    Palm fronds on the thatched roof and canvas for a door,
    Our Big Mama Mary - a wondrous female sight,
    Would choose a handy sailor for her carnal joys at night.


    Raised up on a dias just behind the bar,
    The centre of attention from here to Calabar,
    Was a huge four poster bed with linen and fine lace,
    Imported from some far off land and taking pride of place.

    It`s where Mary held her lover-boy for a torrid night of fun.
    Piccaninnies and the bar staff - at the setting of the sun -
    Would sleep below this raft of love, with tassels hanging red,
    While the sailor did his duty - in Tombo Mary's bed.

    Author unknown, but he must have been there.

    Brian
    Jeez she didnt have just one leg brian did she ...starboard one adrift....R683532

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    Cappy, if Kong was there and found it he would have pawned it for grog money.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Cappy, if Kong was there and found it he would have pawned it for grog money.
    Well he would have had to buy it off that fellow from perf ......

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    Would may I suggest worth now a bit more than 3/9.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    For all Elder Dempster and Palm Line men who got to know the legendary Tombo Mary..--

    Tombo Mary's BAR.


    Apapa was the venue for our lads run ashore,
    On the coast of Africa where tourists never tour,
    The bar was Tombo Mary's where she ruled the roost all day,
    Customers were seafarers - keen to spend their pay.


    In this one-roomed shanty, with hard mud for a floor,
    Palm fronds on the thatched roof and canvas for a door,
    Our Big Mama Mary - a wondrous female sight,
    Would choose a handy sailor for her carnal joys at night.


    Raised up on a dias just behind the bar,
    The centre of attention from here to Calabar,
    Was a huge four poster bed with linen and fine lace,
    Imported from some far off land and taking pride of place.

    It`s where Mary held her lover-boy for a torrid night of fun.
    Piccaninnies and the bar staff - at the setting of the sun -
    Would sleep below this raft of love, with tassels hanging red,
    While the sailor did his duty - in Tombo Mary's bed.

    Author unknown, but he must have been there.

    Brian
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    Written by Capt. Joe Earl R680857 from my book `A Bucket Of Steam` cheers Joe

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    Many thanks for the poem , Joe.
    It keeps the Legend alive,
    Cheers
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    Hi Joe spent a few years running down the WA coast with Palm Line & ED's but never heard of the lady whereabouts was it? usually went to the Lido Rgds Den
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    Default Re: Tombo mary, in apapa side

    Did a few trips down there, never heard of Tombo Mary, but went for a swim one night in Lagos Bay after getting some dodgy transport back over to Apapa.

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