Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Farmer's Cursed Wife, The

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See also song #183, song #184

From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:182
T:Farmer's Cursed Wife, The
R:song
H:See also #183, #184
D:Seamus Ennis
Z:id:hn-song-182
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:Ddor
D | DAA cAG | EDC D3 |
d3 cAG | ABc d
dd | ddd d2d | DDD F
FG | A2G A2G | ABc EDD | D3-D2 ||
W:I knew an old couple that lived near Hell
W:[whistle] dee diddle dee diddle dee die.
W:If they're not gone away, they're living there still
W:with me wick fol-lay, fol-lickety fol-de-dol-dee.
W:
W:And the Devil, he came to the man at the plough
W:Sayin' "one of your family I'll take away now"
W:
W:Now which of my family do you like best?
W:It's your old scolding wife, it's her I like best
W:
W:And the Divil, he hoisted her up on his back
W:For that you and herself may never come back.
W:
W:And he carried her onto a heap of stones
W:He left her down there and he jumped on her bones
W:
W:And he carried her on 'til he came to Coote Hill
W:She cried as much there as would turn a mill
W:
W:He carried her on 'til he came to Hell's wall
W:She lifted a hatchet and murdered them all
W:
W:And some of the divils went up on the wall
W:Sayin' "take her home daddy, she'll battum us all"
W:
W:They were nine days goin' and one comin' back
W:She called for the scrape and she left him the pot.


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