Martin Said To His Man

Martin said to his man,"Fye, man, fye!"
Martin said to his man, "Who's the fool now?"
Martin said to his man," You have a cup, I'll have a can:
Thou art well drunken, man, who's the fool now?"

I saw the mouse chase the cat, fye, man, fye;
Saw the mouse chase the cat, who’s the fool now?
Saw the mouse chase the cat, and the cheese eat the rat.
Thou art well drunken, man, who's the fool now?

I saw a maid milk a bull, fye, man fye;
Saw a maid milk a bull, who’s the fool now?
Saw a maid milk a bull, every stroke a bucket full.
Thou art well drunken, man, Who's the fool now?

I saw the cock lay an egg,Fye, man, fye;
Saw the cock lay an egg, who's the fool now?
Saw the cock lay an egg and the milkmaid churn the keg
With her granny's wooden leg, who's the fool now?

(Traditional, third verse by Kim Hughes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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