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Thread #108671   Message #2557972
Posted By: VirginiaTam
05-Feb-09 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Repetitive/cumulative songs
THE HERRING

CHORUS
Oh the herring is the king of the sea
The herring is the fish for me
The herring is the king of the sea
Sing fol de rol diddle ol day


Oh what'll we do with the herring's heads
We'll make them all into loaves of bread
We'll make them all into loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Herring's head loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's eyes
We'll make them all into puddings and pies
We'll make them all into puddings and pies
And all sorts of things!

Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's head loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's fins
We'll make them all into needles and pins
We'll make them all into needles and pins
And all sorts of things!

Herring's fins needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's backs
We'll make them all into a laddie called Jack
We'll make them all into a laddie called Jack
And all sorts of things!

Herring's back a laddie called jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's gills
We'll make them into window sills
We'll make them into window sills
And all sorts of things!

Herring's gills window sills
Herring's back a laddie called Jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Chorus

Oh what'll we do with the herring's tail
We'll make it into a bottle of ale
We'll make it into a bottle of ale
And all sorts of things!

Herring's tail bottle of ale
Herring's gills window sills
Herring's back a laddie called Jack
Herring's fins, needles and pins
Herring's eyes, puddings and pies
Herring's heads, loaves of bread
And all sorts of things!

Oh the herring is the king of the sea
The herring is the fish for me
The herring is the king of the sea
Sing fol de rol diddle ol day

Apologies if this already somewhere in the database. I searched and did not find.