Brian O'Lynn

 
Performed by:
Ethel Grinsdale
Recorded in:
Aldborough
Recorded on:
08/01/1972
Recorded by:
Jim Eldon and Steve Gardham
Genre:
Humour
Keywords:
Farm animals,
Clothing,
Poverty
 

Archival information

TYG:
27
Key:
A mix
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
294
Laws id:
Master title:
Brian O'Lynn
Places Cited:
Lockington

Lyrics

1
Brian O’Lynn he had a grey mare,
Her back were up and her ribs were bare,
The lash of her tail cut through her o’d skin,
‘She’s a rum un to kick,’ says Brian O’Lynn.

Chorus
Wi’ me fal the lal lery, flare away Mary,
 Bool yer o’d barrer to Lockin’ton Fair.

2
Brian O’Lynn ha’n’t a jacket to put on,
The’ made him one from a cauf-skin,
He buckled the horns tight under his chin,
‘Hey up, or I’ll stick yer!’ says Brian O’Lynn.

3
Brian O’Lynn had no trousers to put on,
The’ made him a pair from a sheepskin,
The woolly side out and the fleshy side in,
‘It sticks to me behind,’ said Brian O’Lynn.

Recorded by Steve Gardham and Jim Eldon at Ethel’s home, 78 Headlands Drive, Aldborough, 8th January 1972.

Archival information

TYG:
27
Key:
A mix
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
294
Laws id:
Master title:
Brian O'Lynn
Places Cited:
Lockington