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Lyr Add: Another 'Jolly Tinker'? / Merry Wedding (18) Lyr Add: THE JOLLY TINKER (Clancy version) 22 Dec 99


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?"
"Oh, well indeed I have. Don't you know I have?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I have."

The missus came out to the door and she asked me to come in,
Saying, "You're welcome, jolly tinker, and I hope you brought your tin."
"Oh, well indeed I did. Don't you know I did?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I did."

She took me through the kitchen and she led me through the hall,
And the servants cried, "The Devil! Has he come to block us all?"
"Well, indeed I have. Don't you know I have?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I have."

She took me up the stairs, me lads, to show me what to do,
And then she fell on the feathery bed and I fell on it too.
Oh, well indeed I did. Don't you know I did?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I did.

She then picked up the frying pan and she began to knock
To let the servants know, me lads, that I was at me work.
Oh, well indeed I was. Don't you know I was?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I was.

She put her hand into her pocket and she pulled out twenty pounds,
Said, "Take this, me jolly tinker, and we'll have another round."
"Oh, well indeed we will. Don't you know we will?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed we will."

Well, I've been a jolly tinker now for forty years or more,
Oh, but such a rusty hole as that I never blocked before.
Well, indeed I didn't. Don't you know I didn't?
To me right-fol-tooral-addee, well indeed I didn't.

Sung by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem


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