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Thread #153739   Message #3655698
Posted By: Joe_F
31-Aug-14 - 09:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You dirty little nipper . . .
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You dirty little nipper . . .
Wikipedia et al. nonwithstanding, I have never heard "Do your ears hang low" ("Continental Soldier") sung to a tune anything like "Turkey in the Straw". In my experience it has always been sung ttto "Sailor's Hornpipe".

Another naughty verse to it begins:

Tiddlywinks, young man, get a woman if you can.
If you can't get a woman, get a clean old man....