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Alan of Australia Penguin: T' Owd Yowe Wi' One Horn (3) Penguin: T' Owd Yowe Wi' One Horn ^^ 01 Jul 00


G'day,
From the Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs, Ed Pellow's rendition of the tune of T'Owd Yowe Wi' One Horn can be found here.

T'OWD YOWE WI' ONE HORN

There was an owd yowe wi' only one horn,
Fifty naw me nonny!
And she picked up her living among the green corn,
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

One day said the pindar to his man,
'Oh dear, Johnny!
I prithee go pen that owd yowe if tha can.'
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

So off went the man to pen this owd yowe,
Fifty naw me nonny!
She knocked him three times among the green corn,
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

Then the butcher was sent for to take this yowe's life,
Fifty naw me nonny!
And along come the butcher a-whetting his knife,
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

The owd yowe she started a-whetting her pegs,
Fifty naw me nonny!
She run at the butcher and broke both his legs,
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

This owd yowe was sent to fight for the king,
Fifty naw me nonny!
She killed horsemen and footmen just as they came in,
So turn the wheel round so bonny!

Sung by Dean Robinson, Scawby Brook, Lincs. (P.G. 1905)

Previous song: The Outlandish Knight.
Next song: Oxford City.


Cheers,
Alan ^^


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