Mudcat Café message #3225731 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7501   Message #3225731
Posted By: Teribus
19-Sep-11 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
"As for the wee drummer we rifled his pouch
and we made a football of his rowdy dou dou
and into the ocean for to rock and to roll
And barring its tedious returning
As for the ould rapier that hung by his side
we flung it as far as we could in the tide
To the divil I pitch you says Arthur McBride
To temper your steel in the morning.


Always sung it as:

As for the wee drummer we rifled his pow
and we made a football of his rowdy dou dou
Tossed it in the ocean to rock and to roll
And bade it a tedious returning
And as for the sabre that hung by his side
we flung it as far as we could in the tide
To the divil I pitch you says Arthur McBride
To temper his steel in the morning.