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Old woman from WexfordChords
There was an old woman in Wexford
In Wexford she did dwell
She loved her old man dearly
But another one twice as well.
With me rifle toral iday and me rifle toral alay.
One day she went to the doctor
Some medicine for to find
Saying doctor give me something
For to make me old man blind.
Oh, give him eggs and marrow bones
And make him suck them all
It won't be so very long after
Till he won't see you at all.
So she fed him eggs and marrow bones
And made him suck them all
It wasn't so very long after
Till he couldn't see the wall. Chorus:
Sez he I think I'll drown meself
Although 'twill be a sin
Sez she I'll come to the waters edge
And I'll help to push you in.
The old woman she stepped back a bit
To rush and push him in
But the old man quickly stepped aside
And she went tumbling in.
Oh how loudly did she yell
And how loudly did she bawl
Oh stop your shouting old woman said he
For I can't see you at all.
Oh remember eggs and marrow bones
And make your old man blind
But if ever you want to push him in
You must creep up close behind.
With me rifle toral iday and the old man he could see.