Collected by Max Hunter
Transcribed by James Lee
Recited by Goldie Schott
April 3, 1958
Reel 235, Item 9
Once there was a wild Irishman from London he did dwell,
He came up to Liverpool and that wasn't so well,
He come into a barber for to get shaved,
Brave looking animal Paddy he'd behave,
Can you shave an Irishman just from the holy sod,
Yes sir, "the monkey with a wink and a nod."
Oh pickum up the lather box Paddy commenced to grin,
The first lick he struck, he caught up Paddy's chin,
. . . . he lathered and he shaved and he cut him up before,
Like the hounds on a fox track, Paddy he did roar,
In come the barber, Turtling with fear,
To hear this wild Irishman to curse and to swear,
"Good morning, good morning, good morning," said he,
Just look how your Dad he has served me,
Ah it cannot be my daddy long he has been dead,
It must be my granddad consarn his old head,
He's now up the chimney and afraid to come down,
Consarn him I'd be done without a cracking, his old gray crown.
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