My Father Died

 
Performed by:
John Greaves
Recorded in:
Gilling East
Recorded on:
14/11/2006
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Humour
Keywords:
Catalogue,
Farm implements,
Farm animals,
Foolishness
 

Archival information

TYG:
58
Key:
G Maj
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
469
Laws id:
Master title:
The Foolish Boy
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
My father died, I cannot tell how,
He left me six ‘orses to follow the plough.

Chorus
With a wim wam waddle-o
Jack sold ‘is saddle-o
Blowsy boys, bubble-o, under the broom.

2
I sold my six ‘orses and bowt me a cow,
Now wasn’t that a bonny job to follow the plough.

3
I sold my cow and I bowt me a pig,
Didn’t deea nowt not even dance a jig.

4
I sold my pig and I bowt me a dog,
Just sat there an’ barked an’ sat upon a log.

5
I sold my dog an’ I bowt me a cat,
She sat by the fire an’ curled up on the mat.

6
I sold my cat an’ I bowt me a mouse,
Set fire tiv ‘is tail an’ ‘e bont down me ‘ouse.