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Shickered As He Could Be

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Shickered As He Could Be

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Shickered As He Could Be

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw a horse there in the yard where his old horse should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now come and tell to me
How come this horse there in the yard where my old horse should be?

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a milkin' cow me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in a thousand miles or more
Saddle on a milk cow I never saw before.

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw a coat upon the peg where his old coat should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now come and tell to me
How come this coat there on the peg where my old coat should be?

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a blanket me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in a thousand miles or more
Buttons on a blanket I never saw before.

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw a hat upon the shelf where his old hat should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now come and tell to me
How come this hat upon the shelf where my old hat should be?"

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a flower pot me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in a thousand miles or more
Sweatband on a flower pot I never saw before.

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw a stockwhip on the hook where his stockwhip should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now can you tell to me
Who owns this other stockwhip here where my stockwhip should be?"

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a mousin' snake me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in a thousand miles or more
Plaited handle on a mousin' snake I never saw before.

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw two boots beneath the bed where his old boots should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now come and tell to me
Who owns these boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be?"

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a chamber pot me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in a thousand miles or more
Silver spurs upon a chamber pot I never saw before.

This bloke I know came rolling home shickered as he could be
He saw a head upon the bed where his old head should be
He says me wife, me darlin' wife now come and tell to me
How come this head upon the bed where my old head should be?"

She said you old fool you silly old fool
You're shickered and you cannot see
It's nothing but a baby me mother sent to me
Now in all the miles I've travelled in ten thousand miles or more
Ginger whiskers on a baby I never saw before.

Child #274
AF
Apr98
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