Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Old woman from Wexford

Well, there was an old woman from Wexford and in Wexford she did well
She loved her old man dearly but another one twice as well

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Ah one day she went to a doctor, some medicine for to find
She said: Will ye give me something that'll make me old man blind?

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Says he: Give him eggs and marrow bones and make him sup 'em all
And it won't be so very long after that he won't see you at all

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Well the doctor wrote a letter and he signed it with his hand
He sent it to the old man just to let him understand

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

So she fed him the eggs and marrow bones and she made him sup 'em all
And it wasn't so very long after that he couldn't see the wall

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Says th'ol man: I think I'll drown meself, but that might be a sin
Says she: I'll come along with you and I'll help to shove you in

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Well the ould woman she stood back a bit for to rush an' push him in
But the old man gently stepped aside and she went tumblin' in

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Oh, how loudly she did yell and how loudly she did bawl
'Arra, hold yer whist, y'ould woman, sure I can't see you at all

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta

Ah, sure eggs and eggs and marrow bones will make yer old man blind
But if you want to drown him, you must creep up close behind

With me tiggery tiggery toram and me toram toram ta
With me tiggery tiggery toram and the blind man he could see

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