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Thread #23183   Message #255585
Posted By: katlaughing
11-Jul-00 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: That Old Tattooed Lady
Subject: Lyr Add: THE TATTOOED LADY (from Kingston Trio)
I think this must be the one you are looking for. My sisters and I have sung it for years. Most recently, I've done it solo in the virtual song circles we have here, at the Mudcat. Just look for any "HeaarMe" thread and you will see what I am talking about. If you'd like to join in, just ask; one of us will be happy to help you. Also, if you need the tune for this, let me know. KNowing my oldest sister, who still teaches the music, I would suspect it was the Kingston Trio that did this one in teh 60's.


We went to town to see
That old tattooed lady
She was a sight to see
Tattooed from head to knee.

My Uncle Ned was there
He came to gape and stare
I never he declared
Seen such a freak so fair.

And on her jaw was the Royal Flying Corp.
And on her back was the Union Jack
Now could you ask for more?

All up and down her spine
Was the Queen's own Guard in line
While all around her hips
Sailed a fleet of battleships

And over her left kidney
Was a bird's eye view of Sydney
But what we liked best
Was upon her chest,
A little home in Wai-ki-ki.

(Spoken) What did you say? (Repeat)

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