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Thread #2157   Message #3880340
Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Oct-17 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
Subject: Lyr Add: TRAVELLING DOCTOR'S SHOP
Wonder if you know this medical song

Travelling Doctor’s Shop
John Connell
Miltown Malbay
Recorded in Marrinan's Bar, Miltown Malbay August 1975
Carroll Mackenzie Collection

I’ll tell you of a pal of mine as cute a sort of saint,
Who always thought he had a sort of serious complaint.
Shivers and shakes and various aches and likewise, dippedye dal,
I never saw such a man before for taking chemical

She wore the belt, whenever he felt, a pain in her did-il-dy push.
A comical vest to save her chest the common-a or the cush
She drank quinine and spirits and wine, to cure the didy pop
Until she became- a what's the name - the travelling doctor's shop

She used to wear a nose machine whenever she went to bed;
She nailed her will to the window-sill in case they'd find her dead.
She drank a blend of treacle purify her blood,
Oh she never reached the bed in case perished in the mud.

And when she called the dipped di dal, the poor old lad was dead
Off they went, the doctor was sent for medicine to be taken
The servant girl, she couldn’t spell, for she being in the boozelem,
Shut her up and get her the stuff and now she’s in Jerusalem

She wore the belt, whenever she felt, a pain in her did-il-dy push.
A comical vest to save her chest the common-a or the cush
She drank quinine and spirits and wine, to cure the dipidy pop
Oh, ‘til she became- a what's the name - the travelling doctor's shop

Jim Carroll