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Biddy McGraw (Anchors Aweigh)

Oh, let me tell you of a story that will give you a shock,
A story 'bout a murder on St John's Dock;
The person in question was Biddy McGraw,
And she strangled two sailors with the straps of her bra.

Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra,
Too rah too rah too rah hah.

Well, they tried to dope her with foreign liquor,
But even then they couldn't lick her;
She remembered she was told by her ma and her da,
To keep both hands on the straps of yer bra.

Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra,
Too rah too rah too rah hah.

So she wrapped those straps around the big feller's head,
And she threw him in the river like a crust of bread;
Then the small feller laughed and he said, "Hee Haw",
So she stuffed his gob with the rest of her bra.

His face turned purple and before he fell,
She picked up her miniskirt and ran like hell.

Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra,
Too rah too rah too rah hah.

She went home that night 'bout a quarter to one,
Happy and contented with a job well done;
She told her story to her ma and her da,
They said, "T'anks be to God you were wearin' yer bra!"

Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra,
Too rah too rah too rah hah.

Now all you ladies who go walking late at night,
Don't keep the straps of yer bra too tight;
Just remember the story of Biddy McGraw,
And keep both yer hands on the straps of yer bra.

Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra,
Too rah too rah too rah hah.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song ....####
A variant was arranged and recorded by Anchors Aweigh (When Sailors Sing, trk#8, 2002, Independent, produced at WE Music Studio, Cormack, NL).

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