Within The Well


Within a well, there came a flea,
Within a well there came a flea Ayhm!
Bringing with her a dish of tea.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there came a fly.
Within the well there came a fly. Ayhm!
She gulped so much, it made her die.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there was a tick.
Within the well there was a tick. Ayhm!
She ate so much, it made her sick.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there was a frog.
Within the well there was a frog. Ayhm!
She brought with her a jug of grog.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there was a snail.
Within the well there was a snail. Ayhm!
He had the bagpipes on his tail.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there was a bee.
Within the well there was a bee. Ayhm!
She played the fiddle on her knee.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there was a girl.
Within the well there was a girl. Ayhm!
Her pretty head was all acurl.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well came her sweetheart.
Within the well came her sweetheart. Ayhm!
From her white arms he'd never part.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there fell a bull.
Within the well there fell a bull. Ayhm!
It was so big the well was full.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there dropped, alack,
Within the well there dropped, alack, Ayhm!
The straw that broke the camel's back.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well there fell a ram.
Within the well there fell a ram. Ayhm!
The occupants were in a jam.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well the waters rise,
Within the well the waters rise, Ayhm!
And all float outwith sputtering sighs.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Within the well the water fell.
Within the well the water fell. Ayhm!
Good-night! There's nothin' more to, tell.
And lachedydoo diydoo
And lachedyday, tiydum!

Collected by Helen Creighton.

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