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Rabbits In A Basket (The Navigators)
See also: Rabbits In A Basket (Figgy Duff)

Two gentlemen went walking
down the street one day,
They meet a pretty fair maid
coming the other way.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

Said one unto the other,
I know this young girl well,
And bidding her good morning,
What have you got to sell?
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

I have butter and cream for sale,
likewise some new laid eggs,
Two rabbits in a basket,
and another one between my legs.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

I know you have butter and cream for sale,
likewise some new laid eggs,
But I wants to know the color and price
of the one between your legs.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

The color it is brown, sir,
the price is fifty pounds,
The bargain made, the money paid,
we're off for yonder town.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

Then lifting up her petticoat,
there was snowy white,
Then pulling down a rabbit,
and she gave me a fright.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

Then turning to this fair young maid
as she was standing right,
I did not mean a rabbit
but to lie with you all night.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

It's you we may have bargained,
but the money we did pay.
You robbed us of our fifty pounds,
with a judge you're going to stay.
Fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.
Sing fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o,
fol-the-diddle-o-day.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an Irish traditional ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by the Navigators. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved. (Dance And Sing, trk#7, 2002, Trademark Distribution, St John's, NL, produced by the Navigators and Spencer Crewe, and recorded at Audio Lab on Great Big Gear).

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A variant was arranged and recorded as Rabbits In A Basket by Figgy Duff on their self-titled album (Figgy Duff, trk#2, 1980 LP, Dingle's Records, Edgeware, Middlesex, UK [1976-1992]).

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