dance ti' thy daddy


Come here me little Jackie now av smoked me baccy
Let wer hav a cracky till the boat comes in

  Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy
  Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing
  Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy
Thou shall hev a herring when the boat comes in

Here's thy mother humming, like a canny woman
Yonder comes thy father, drunk - he cannot stand

I like a drop mysel', when I can get it sly
And thou, my bonny bairn, will lik't as well as I

May we get a drop, oft as we stand in need
And weel may the keel row, that brings bairns their bread