The Ould Woman From Wexford


Well, there was an old woman from Wexford 
And in Wexford she did well,
She lovered old man dearly 
But another one twice as well

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Ah one day she went to a doctor
Some medicine for to find.
She said, 'Will ye give me something
That'll make my ould man blind?'

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Says he, 'Give me eggs and marrow bones
And make him sup them all,
And it won't be so very long after
That he won't see you at all.'

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Well the doctor wrote a letter
And he signed it with his hand.
He sent it to the ould man
Just to let him understand.

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

So she fed him the eggs and the marrow bones;
And she made him sup them all,
And it wasn't so very long after
That he couldn't see the wall.

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Says th'ould man 'I think I'll drown meself,
But that might be a sin.'
Says she, 'I'll come along with you
And I'll help to shove you in.'

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Well the ould woman she stood back a bit
For to rush an' push him in,
But the ould man gently stepped aside,
And she went tumblin' in.

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Oh, how lowdly she did yell
And how loudly she did bawl
'Arra, hould yer whist, y'ould woman,
Sure I can't see you at all.

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta.

Ah, sure eggs, eggs and marrow bones
Will make yer ould man blind,
But, if you want to drown him,
You must creep up close behind

With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And me toram-toram-ta,
With me tiggery tiggery-toram,
And the blind man he could see.

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