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The Old Woman From Wexford

Ah there was an old woman from Wexford
In Wexford town did dwell
She loved her husband dearly
And another one twice as well

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

One day she went to the doctor
Some medicine for to find
She said "Doctor give me something
for to make the old man blind"

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

"Feed him eggs and marrow bone
And make him suck them all
It won't be very long after
Sure he won't see you at all"

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

She fed him eggs and marrow bone
And made him suck them all
It wasn't very long after
Sure he couldn't see the wall

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

Says he "I think I'll drown myself
But that might be a sin"
Says she "I'll go to the water
Just to see you don't fall in"

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

The old woman she stepped back for
To have a run and go
The old man gently stepped aside
And she went down below

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

She swam and swam and swam until
She could no further swim
The old man grabbed a long black pole
And pushed her further in

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

Now eatin' eggs and marrow bone
Won't make the old man blind
But if you want to drown him
You must creep up close behind

With me right foll diddy foll dearo
And me right foll tour a lee

The Old Woman from Wexford 

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There was an old woman from Wexford, in Wexford town did dwell.

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She loved her husband dearly but another man twice as well.

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With me rifle iddle da lare el and me rifle our a lee.

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