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Mary Had A William Goat (Kenneth Peacock) MIDI
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            (To the tune of London Bridge)

Mary had a William goat,
William goat, William goat;
Mary had a William goat,
His stomach was lined with zinc.

One day he ate an oyster can,
Oyster can, oyster can;
One day he ate an oyster can,
And a kitchen sink.

The can was filled with dynamite,
Dynamite, dynamite;
The can was filled with dynamite,
Which Billy thought was cheese.

He rubbed against poor Mary's side,
Mary's side, Mary's side;
He rubbed against poor Mary's side,
The awful pain to ease.

A sudden flash of goat and girl,
Goat and girl, goat and girl,
A sudden flash of goat and girl,
And little else to tell.

Mary's soul to heaven went,
Heaven went, heaven went;
Mary's soul to heaven went,
And Billy's went to ----.

Hoop dee doodle doodle doo,
Doodle doo doodle doo;
Hoop dee doodle doodle doo,
Hoop dee doodle doo.

####.... Author unknown. This variant collected in 1960 from Joshua Osborne of Seal Cove, White Bay, NL, by Kenneth Peacock and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, p.19, by the National Museum Of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved ....####

A similar variant was popularized by publication in Scouting And Guiding Songs Of Canada.


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