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The Herring Song

There was an old man who came from Kinsale (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
He had a herring, a herring for sale (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
Sing man from Kinsale, sing herring for sale (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)

What do you think we made of his back? (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
The finest fellow whose name it was Jack (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
Sing herring, sing back, sing back, sing Jack (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing.(sing abair linn, sing abair linn)

What do you think we made of his belly? (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
A fine girl, whose name it was Nelly (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
Sing herring, sing belly, sing belly, sing Nelly (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing. (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)

What do you think we made of his bones? (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
The finest chisel that ever cut stone (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
Sing herring, sing bone, sing bone, sing stone (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing. (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)

What do you think we made of his tail? (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
The finest ship that ever set sail (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
Sing herring, sing tail, sing tail, sing sail (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing. (sing abair linn, sing abair linn)

[abair linn=speak with us!]
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