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Thread #69121 Message #1237144
Posted By: GUEST,Ann Brady
30-Jul-04 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Martin Said to His Man
Subject: lyrics required..please
Hi, there is a song driving me mad....... I need to know if I have all the words. I know 3 verses but am sure there are more. I have heard it sung many years ago here in ireland, but feel it may be of english origin. Any info. lyrics, recordings etc appreciated.
This is how it starts;
Old Martin says to his wan, fi man fi, Thanks for your interest,
Old Martin says to his one who's the fool now?
Old Martin says to his wan(one) fill up a cup and I'll have some,
Thou art a drunken fool who's the fool now.
I saw the flea hurl the tree............
45 miles out to sea thou art a .......
I saw the maid milk the bull.........
Fill up a cup til it was full, thou art etc.