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Old Grizzly Lyr Req: I Can't Get My Winkle Out / Winkle Song (14) Lyr Add: WINKLE SONG 23 Mar 07

This from East Suffolk Morris Songbook


I went to see my doctor at the behest of my wife,
To get some pills to pep me up. He said, "Not on your life."
He said, "You don't need tablets. Shellfish, I find, work well."
But it didn't please my dear old wife, and it made my life pure 'ell.

CHORUS: Oh, I can't get my winkle out. Isn't it a sin?
The more I try to get it out, the further it goes in.
I can't get my winkle out. Isn't it a doer?
I can't get my winkle out. Has anybody got a skewer?

My wife, who knows about these things, got all prepared for me,
But I struggled and I panicked. I couldn't get it free.
So she got all frustrated, and walked out without a sound.
I said, "I'm trying my very best, but the damned thing's all curled round."

After she had calmed down, she put her arms round me.
She said, "You're trying far too hard. Just caress it out, you see."
And it worked with such great results, I celebrated with a drink,
And then I had some for the road, and now what do you think?

Looks to me as if someone else could not find the original so wrote their own.


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