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Thread #99585   Message #1985922
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
04-Mar-07 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Hi Roger Rum
Subject: ADD Version: Hi Roger Rum
I came across this song in a Woodcraft Folk Song Book the other day:

HI ROGER RUM

The was a rich man in the days of Old Methusalem
Glory Halleluja, Hi Roger Rum
He gave swell dinners to the nobs of Old Jerusalem
Glory Halleluja, Hi Roger Rum

Hi Roger Rum, Hi Roger Rum
Skidel me rink a doddle um
Skidel me rink a doddle um
Glory Halleluja, Hi Roger Rum

or

Hi Roger Rum, Hi Roger Rum
Oh what a funny un
Skin of a spanish onion
Glory Halleluja, Hi Roger Rum

The second chorus comes from a version by the Oldham Tinkers

Does anyone know its origins?