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Joe Offer Origins: How old is The Little Fly ? (7) RE: Origins: How old is The Little Fly ? 06 Aug 21


Seems like a good excuse to consolidate the information we have on this song. And if there are too many threads on a song, I move the best messages into an "origins" thread.



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Thread #6470   Message #507448
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
16-Jul-01 - 01:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Irish songs (thread closed)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE FLY

Aw, the heck with it. Here's the words:

THE LITTLE FLY (P.D.)

CHORUS
There was a little fly and he flew into a store,
And he sh-- upon the ceiling and he sh-- upon the floor,
He sh-- upon the bacon and he sh-- upon the ham,
And he sh-- upon the head of the little grocery man.

Now the little grocery man got his little spray gun,
Said he would get the fly before the day was done,
But before he could count from one to ten,
The fly flew down and sh-- upon his baldy head again.
CHORUS

Now the little grocery man and his little grocery wife
Said they would get the fly even if it meant their life,
They bought themselves a hand-grenade and hid inside the store,
And they blew themselves to blazes as the fly flew out the door.
CHORUS

Now they both went up to heaven and angels they were made,
St. Peter said to them that they would be repaid,
They got their angels wings and they flew into the sky,
Then they both swooped down like bombers and they sh-- upon the fly!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlknQ9sy28s



From Joe Offer: looks like Seamus got his version from Foster & Allen, but I still think it has calypso roots:


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