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Thread #54759   Message #863785
Posted By: MMario
10-Jan-03 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: THE WIFE OF KELSO /THE WILY AULD CARLE
THE WIFE OF KELSO /THE WILY AULD CARLE
(from the singing of 'Duke' Neilson)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - p281)

There was an old woman in Ire-land, in Ire-land she did dwell;
She dear-ly loved her hus-band, and an-other man twice as well!
[Sing fa-lad-dle-ee doo-dle ad-dy, fa-lad-dle doo-dle day;
Sing fa-lad-dle-ee doo-dle ad-dy, fa-lad-dle doo-dle day]

She went unto a doctor to see if she could find,
To see if she could find anything to make the old man blind

Now, the doctor give three marrowbone, for him to suck them all,
And after he had sucked them, he couldn't see any at all.

Now the doctor met the old man, and to him explained the scheme.
Be jappers, says the old man, I'll act upon the scene!

She gave to him the marrowbones for him to suck them all,
And after he had sucked them he couldn't see any at all.

Oh, wifie, dearest wifie, on land I cannot stay.
I'd gladly go and drown myself if I only could find the way.

Oh husband, dearest husband, you shall not go astray,
For I will go along with you and gladly show you the way.

They toddled on and on and on, until the came to the brim
Oh, wifie, dearest wifie, you'll have to push me in.

the old womand got back a step or two and suddenly made a spring.
The old man side-stepped and she went tumbling in!

She swam around and round and round and then in front of him
the old man grabbed a long pole and shoved her head within.

The old man grabbed a long pole and shoved her head within
Now , wasn't she a darned old fool, to think that I was blin'.