Origins: Hit Him In The Eye With A Bun
Subject: Origins: Hit Him In The Eye With A Bun|
From: GUEST,Andrew Fraticelli
Date: 11 Aug 18 - 11:07 AM
The other day I remembered a song that my Scottish grandfather used to sing... but when I went to look up the rest of the lyrics online, I realised there wasn't a trace of it on the entire internet. Now I'm curious if anyone else has ever heard it, and where it might have come from...
"Early monday morning,
when I awoke at one
There I saw my navvy,
chewing on a bun
He's my navvy, oh yup yup
He's my navvy, oh dry up
Hit him in the eye, oh baker
Hit him in the eye with a bun"
There's other verses from there ("when I awoke at two", etc). My aunt seems to remember the whole thing; we're going to submit it to http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk soon, but when I mentioned it to the maintainer of that site, he recommended I ask about it here too, just to see if we're not totally alone in having this song handed down!
Subject: RE: Origins: Hit Him In The Eye With A Bun|
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 11 Aug 18 - 08:14 PM
Well, I've never heard it, or even of it, either! Please post the words - it looks very interesting. Do you have a tune for it please?