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catfeet c/o irish folk lyrics needed (closed) (16) Lyr Add: I'SE THE B'Y 26 Feb 97

Here are the lyrics.


I'se the b'y that builds the boat
And I'se the b'y that sails her
I'se the b'y that catches the fish
And takes 'em home to Liza

CHORUS: Hip yer partner Sally Tibbs
Hip her partner, Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillingate, Mortons Harbour
All around the circle

Sods and rinds to cover your plate
Cake and tea for supper
Codfish in the spring of the year
Fried in maggoty butter

I took Liza to a dance
And faith! but she could travel
Ev'ry step that she did take
Was up to her knees in gravel

Susan White she's out of sight
Her petticoat wants a border
Old Sam Oliver in the dark
He kissed her in the corner.

I have heard more verses to this, but I don't have them. I think it's one of those songs that every singer adds a more fantastic verse too. Hope it's a start.


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