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PUNCH BOWL
Punch Bowl
I. Round about the punch bowl,— One, two, three ; If anybody wants a bonnie lassie, Just take me.
Another form of words is—
The fillan o' the punch bowl,
That wearies me; The fillan o't up, an' the drinkan' o't doon, An' the kissan o' a bonnie lass, That cheeries me.
—Fochabers (Rev. W. Gregor).
II. Round about the punch bowl,
Punch bowl, punch bowl; Round about the punch bowl, one, two, three.
First time never to fall,
Never to fall, never to fall ; First time never to fall, one, two, three.
Second time, the catching time,
Catching time, catching time; Second time, the catching time, one, two, three.
Third time, the kissing time,
Kissing time, kissing time, Third time, the kissing time, one, two, three.
—Belfast (W. H. Patterson).
III. Round about the punch bowl,—one, two, three; Open the gates and let the bride through.
Half-a-crown to know his name, to know his name, to
know his name, Half-a-crown to know his name, On a cold and frosty morning.
Ah! (Michael Matthews) is his name, is his name, is
his name; (Michael Matthews) is his name, On a cold and frosty morning.







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