The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13312   Message #3347298
Posted By: GUEST,Graham O
05-May-12 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOLLY TINKER
The Jolly Tinker

As I went down a shady lane at a door I chanced to knock
Have you any pots or kettles with rusty holes to block

The lady came down to the door and asked me to come in
Says "you're welcome Jolly Tinker and I hope you've brought your tin."

She led me through the kitchen and she led me through the hall
The servants cried "The Devil! Has he come to block us all?"

She took me up the stairs my boys to show me what to do
Then she fell on the feather bed and I fell on it too

Well she picked up a warming pan and she began to knock
For to let the servants know, my boys, that I was at my work

She reached into her pocket and she took out twenty pound
Says "take this my jolly tinker and we'll have another round"

Now I've been a jolly tinker now for twenty years or more
But such a rusty hole as that I never blocked before