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2. He was so big, sir,
He neither could walk nor stand
And every foot he had, sir,
Covered an acre of land.
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day,
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
3. And the wool on his belly, sir, Dragged to the ground.
The wolves builded a den there And I heard the young'n's growl. Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day, Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
4.  The wool on his back, sir, Reached to the sky
And the eagles built a nest there
For I heard the young'n's cry.
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day,
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
5.  The wool between his horns, sir, I think it very fine;
It warped forty yards of cloth, sir,
About the size of twine.
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day,
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
6. His horns did grow so high, sir, They did reach the sky.
He made a pulpit, sir, And fetched a preacher for to preach. Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day, Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
7.  The first tooth he had, sir, As big as saddle horns;
And the next tooth he had, sir,
Helt forty barrels of corn.
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day,
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.
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