#02724
Cobbler (Kilkenny Krew) video
See also: The Cobbler (Schooner Fare)
#492: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, me name is Dick Darby, I'm a cobbler,
I'm servin' me time at old camp;
Some call me an old agitator,
And now I'm resolved to repent.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

Me father was hung for sheep stealing,
My mother was burned for a witch;
My sister's a dandy housekeeper,
And I'm a mechanical switch.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

These forty long years I have travelled,
All by the contents of me pack;
Me hammers, me awls, and me pinchers,
I carries them all on me back.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

Now, me wife she is humpy, she's lumpy,
My wife, she's the devil, she's black;
No matter what I may do with her,
Her tongue it goes clickety clack.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

Was early one fine summer's morning,
A little before it was day;
I dipped her two times in the river,
And carelessly bade her good day.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

Odd me intwing of an intwing of an ay doe,
What me intwing of an intwing of an ay day;
What me roo boo ba roo boo ba ran dee,
And me love stone keeps beatin' away.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a song from the 1731 ballad opera, The Jovial Crew ....####
This variant was recorded by Kilkenny Krew (Kilkenny Krew, trk#11, 1999, KKC Productions, St John's, NL, recorded at Open Sesame Studio).

A variant was arranged by Tommy Makem and recorded as The Cobbler by Schooner Fare (Closer To The Wind, 1981).


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