Well, with Diane's information, I was able to find the lyrics already posted here at Mudcat, so I combined threads. Thanks, Diane. I guess it was "I wish that," that threw us off.
Click here for a YouTube recording of Tim Eriksen singing this song.
The version on the Eliza Carthy recording is quite different. I don't even know if I'd say it is the Tim Eriksen song, or if it's a different song derived from the same 200-year-old text. I still can't figure out enough of it to transcribe it. Can somebody post Eliza's song?