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Lyrics for:
Tippin' It Up to Nancy

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

1. Now, there being a woman in this town
A woman you all know well
She dearly loved her husband
And another one twice as well

Chorus:
With me right finnickinairy-o
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickinairy-o
We're tippin' it up to Nancy

She went down to the chemist's shop
Some remedies for to buy
Have you anything in your chemist's shop
To make me old man blind?

Chorus

Give him eggs and marrowbones
And make him suck them all
Before he has the last one sucked
He won't see you at all

Chours

She gave him eggs and marrowbones
And made him suck them all
Before he had the last one sucked
He couldn't see her at all

Chorus

If in this world I cannot see
Here I cannot stay
I'd rather go and drown myself,
Come on, says she, I'll show you the way

Chorus

She led him to the river
She led him to the brim
But sly enough of Martin
It was him that shoved her in

Chorus

She swam through the river
She swam through the brine
Cryin' Martin, dear Martin
Don't leave me behind

Chorus:
Yerra shut up outa that ye silly old fool
Ye know poor Martin is blind
With me right finnickinairy-o
We're tippin' it up to Nancy

There's nine in me family
And none of them is my own
I wish that each and every man
Would come and claim his own

Chorus:
With me right finnickinairy-o
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickinairy-o
We're tippin' it up to Nancy


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