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Bold Fisherman

(Kate Power & Steve Einhorn)
Traditional
There was a bold fisherman who sailed out to Pimlico
To slew the wiley codfish and the bold mackerel
When he got to Pimlico the stormy winds began to blow
And his little boat went wibble-wobble and overboard went he

Singing twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
'Twas the highly interesting song he sung
Twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
Sang the Bold Fisherman.

He wriggled and he scriggled in the ocean so briny-o
He yellowed and he bellowed for help but in vain
Downward he did gently glide to the bottom of the silvery tide
But previously to this he cried, "Fare thee well, Mary Jane!"

Singing twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
'Twas the highly interesting song he sung
Twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
Sang the Bold Fisherman.

His ghost walked at midnight by the bed of his Mary Jane
When he told her how dead he was, she said, "I'll go mad!"
"If my lovey is so dead", said she, "No joy on earth there'll ever be"
"And I never more will happy be", and she went raving mad!

Singing twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
'Twas the highly interesting song she sung
Twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
Sang the Bold Fisherman.