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Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 02 Apr 00 - 08:25 PM
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Subject: the Marla Hill Ducks-Imprisoned for Tres
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 08:25 PM


The Marla Hill Ducks:
Imprisoned for Trespassing

Noo if ye'll pay attention a moment or two,
Aa'll tell ye a story aa knaa te be true.
In a small coll'ry village tha caal Marla Hill,
For te tell the syame story there's men livin still.
It's aboot twenty ducks tha went oot for te play.
Upon an aad pastor one fine summer's day;
But the farmer espied them, an' teuk them whalesale,
an' found them fresh lodgings in Marla Hill Jail.

Noo the pastor that played on was worthless an' bare;
There wasn't a' blade o' green grass growin there;
Tha had been trespassin, an' couldn't deny'd.
But like other pris'ners, tha should have been tried.
Wivoot judge or jury, he took them away;
He never once axed if tha'd  owt for te say;
If he'd gien them a chance, tha wad aal getten bail,
But he teuk hem as pris'ners te Marla Hill Jail.
For days tha were locked up baith hungry an' dry;
But te break the door oppen tha thow't tha wad try;
Wi' their nebs an' their claas tha seun made a road through,
When the hind was at wark wi' his hosses an'ploo.
Sixteen o' the Twenty got nicely away,
Tha quaaked an' tha shooted, as much as te say,
O liberty's sweet an kept waggin their tail,
An' that's hoo tha got oot o' Marla Hill Jail.

There was still fower left in this mis'rable den.
The twenty belanged te three diff'rent men;
So tha met an' tha thowt the best way for te dee;
(dee- sung dae)
'Twas for them te gan doon the Land Steward te see.

Tha went, an' wass welcomed; he tret them se kind;
He laid aal the blame on the Marla Hill hind;
(Marla- sing Marley)
While tellin their story the Steward grew pale
When that towld him their ducks was in Marla Hill Jail.

When leavin, the Steward te them he did say,
Tell the hind the ducks must be all set away.
Tha thowt 'twas all reet when the steward tha seed,
But the next news tha had te pay ninepence a heid,
There'll be ducks on the pastor when Steward an' hind.
Is laid doon belaa, like the rest of mankind;
They'll be sent tiv a place for te weepa an' te wail,

Baith the gov'nor and turnkey of Marley Hill Jail.

-Tommy Armstrong


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