Old woman from Wexford

Lyrics

There was an old woman from Wexford, in Wexford she did dwell
She loved her old man dearly but another one twice as well

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With me right fol lid-der-al ar-yl
And me right fol low-rel lee

One day she went to the doctor some medicine for to find
Saying ‘Doctor give me something that will make me ould man blind’
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Feed him eggs and marrow bones and make him sup them all
It won’t be so very long after till he won’t see you at all
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The doctor wrote a letter and he signed it with his hand
He sent it round to the old man so that he might understand
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She fed him eggs and marrow bones and made him sup them all
And very soon he said, ‘Dear Wife, I can’t see you at all’
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Says he ‘I’d like to drown myself but that might be a sin’
Says she ‘I’ll go along with you and I’ll help to push you in’
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The old woman, she stepped back a bit to rush and push him in
The old man quickly stepped aside and she went tumbling in
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Oh, how loudly did she roar and how loudly did she bawl
‘Arrah hould yer whisht ould woman,’ says he, ‘I can’t see you at all’
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She swam and swam and swam and swam ’til she came to the further brim
The old man got a big long pole and he pushed her further in
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O eggs are eggs and marrow bones may make your old man blind
But if you want to drown him you must creep up close behind
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Wexford 1

Songs of Wexford


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County

Wexford


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