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The Darby Ram

TML # 002442
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Tune: Farmer in the Dell
They brought the beast to Derbytown,
And drove him with a stick,
And all the girls in Derbytown
Paid a quarter to see his ---

cho: Maybe you don't believe me,
Maybe you think it's a lie,
[But] if you'd been down to Derbytown
You'd seen the same as I.

The legs upon this monster,
They grew so far apart,
That all the girls in Derbytown
Could hear him when he

The hair upon this monster,
It grew so very thick,
That none of the girls in Derbytown
Could see the head of his

The horns upon this monster,
They grew up solid brass.
One grew out of his forehead
And the other grew out of his

And when this beast got hungry,
They mostly fed him grass.
They did not put it in his mouth;
But shoved it up his

He did not care for grass so much;
He always wanted duck.
But every time he ate a bird,
He had to take a

The garbage bill was awful,
And it cost us quite a bit,
But we had to keep a special truck
To haul away the

There's something else I'd like to say,
Now what do you think of this?
The folks would come from miles around
Just to watch him take a

The girls that live in Derbytown
Will all sit in your lap.
One night a girlie sat on mine
And now I've got the cl--

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version 2

They brought the beast to Der-by-town,
And drove him with a stick,
And all the girls in Der-by-town
Paid a quar-ter to see his

cho: Maybe you don't believe me,
Maybe you think it's a lie,
[But] if you'd been down to Derbytown
You'd seen the same as I.

The legs upon this monster,
They grew so far apart,
That all the girls in Derbytown
Could hear him when he

The hair upon this monster,
It grew so very thick,
That none of the girls in Derbytown
Could see the head of his
The horns upon this monster,
They grew up solid brass.
One grew out of his forehead
And the other grew out of his

And when this beast got hungry,
They mostly fed him grass.
They did not put it in his mouth;
But shoved it up his

He did not care for grass so much;
He always wanted duck.
But every time he ate a bird,
He had to take a

The garbage bill was awful,
And it cost us quite a bit,
But we had to keep a special truck
To haul away the

There's something else I'd like to say,
Now what do you think of this?
The folks would come from miles around
Just to watch him take a

The girls that live in Derbytown
Will all sit in your lap.
One night a girlie sat on mine
And now I've got the

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version 3

There was a ram of Derbyshire
That had two horns of brass,
The one grew out of his head, sir
The other grew out of his ____.

When the ram was young, sir
It had a nasty trick,
Of jumping over a five-barred gate
And landing on his ____

When the ram was old, sir
They put it in a truck.
And all the girls of Derbyshire
Came out to have a ___

When the ram was dead, sir,
They buried it in St. Paul's.
It took twelve men and a donkey cart
To carry away its ___

The man that owned this ram, sir
He was very rich.
But the man who sang this song, sir
Is a lying son-of-a-___

Note:
A servicible chorus is the one often 
put to the sanitized
version:

cho: And indeed, sir, and it's true, sir
I never was given to lie.
Just ask the girls of Derbyshire
They'll tell you the same as I.
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