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Thread #155766 Message #3711638
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
25-May-15 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Along Came The Devil
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along Came The Devil
From the "Irish Kid's Songs" thread, http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30159#385467 , provided by Joe Offer:
DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL?
Did you ever see the divil, with his wooden leg and shovel
Digging praties in the garden with his tail cocked up?
When the flies they started fizzin',
Sure that tail around went whizzing
But they dragged him off to prison where he's now locked up.
Fol de dol de dol de dol,
Fol de dol de diddle dol de dol,
Dol de diddle dol de dol dol dol.
To the divil's great delight, sure the spuds got black with blight,
And the people died all frightened of the famine and the woe,
But Saint Patrick taught him manners, and upset the foreign planner
He re-grew the Pinks and Banners in the fields both high and low.
Fol de dol, etc.