Dick Darby the Cobbler

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This example of "Dick Darby the Cobbler" is performed by Máirtín de Cógáin and The Fuchsia Band on their album Gra da Raibh, available from the Chivalry Music store

 
This example of "Dick Darby the Cobbler" is performed by Jim Brannigan

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Oh me name is Dick Darby, I'm a cobbler
I served me time at the old camp
Some call me an old agitator
But now I'm resolved to repent

With me intwing of an ingthing of an iday
With me intwing of an ingthing of an iday
With me roo boo boo roo boo boo randy
And me lab stone keeps beating away

Now my father was hung for sheep stealing
Me mother was burned for a witch
My sister's a dandy housekeeper
And I'm a mechanical switch

Ah it's forty long years I have traveled
All by the contents of me pack
Me hammers, me awls, and me pinches
I carry them all on me back

Oh my wife she is humpy, she's lumpy
My wife, she's the devil, she's black
And no matter what I may do with her
Her tongue it goes clickety clack

It was early one fine summer's morning
A little before it twas day
I dipped her three times in the river
And carelessly bad her "Good day"