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Rabbits In A Basket (Figgy Duff) video
See also: Rabbits In A Basket (Navigators)
#2367: YouTube video by gdgest
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Two gentlemen was walking
down the street one day.
They meet a pretty fair maid
coming on her way.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

Says one unto the other,
I know this young girl well.
Bidding her good morning,
What have you got to sell?
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 'tween my legs.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

I know you've butter and cream for sale,
likewise some new laid eggs,
But I want to know the colour and the price
of the one between your legs.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

The colour it is brown, sir;
the price is fifty pound.
The bargain made, the money paid,
we're off for yonder town.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

Then pulling up her petticoats,
and they was snowy white,
Pulling down a rabbit
which gave all hands a fright.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

Turning to this young girl
as she was standing right,
I did not mean a rabbit,
but to lie with you all night.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

With you we made a bargain,
good money we did pay,
You robbed us of our fifty pounds;
to the judge you'll go this day.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

A present from a friend, sir;
to keep it from all harm,
I put it there between my legs
to keep it nice and warm.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

Turning to this young man,
the judge to him did say,
You can take the rabbit home
and cook it for your tay.
Fol the diddle-o, fol the diddle-o,
fol the diddle-o-day.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an Irish traditional ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded 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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A variant was arranged and recorded as Rabbits In A Basket by the Navigators. (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). Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.

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