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Reinhard Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch (24) RE: Tune/Origins: Jug of Punch 03 Jul 18

The Jug of Punch (Roud 1808)
Sung by Joe Heaney on "The Road from Connemara" Topic TSCD518D

It being on the third of June,
as I sat weaving all by my loom. (repeat)
A birdie sang on an ivy bunch
and the song he sang was the jug of punch.

Laddly fol the diddle idel idel um.
Skithery idle diddle dum,
Skithery idle diddle um dum de.

What more diversion can a man desire
than sit him down oh beside the fire? (repeat)
On the table a jug of punch
and on his knee one tidy wench.

But what more diversion can a man endure
than sit him down oh behind the door? (repeat)
On the table no jug of punch
and on his knee no tidy wench.

When I am dying and my drinking's over,
I'll take one drink and I'll take no more.
When I am dying and my drinking‘s over,
I‘ll take one drink into the fold.
In case I wouldn‘t get another chance
I will take it now and then pass on.

But when I am dead and in my mould
at my head and feet lay a flowing bowl, (repeat)
And every man that passes by
they can take one drink and remember I.

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