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There Was An Old Woman

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lyrics

There was an old woman in our town
In our town did dwell
She loved her husband dearly
But another man twice as well
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

She went down to the butcher shop
To see if she could find
To see if she could find something
To make her old man blind
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

She got twelve dozen marrow bones
She made him suck them all
Said he, old woman, I am so blind
I can’t see you at all
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

Said he, I’d go and drown myself
If I could only see
Said she, my dearest husband
I’ll go and show you the way
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

She bundled him up in his old gray coat
She took him to the brim
Said he, I cannot drown myself
Unless you push me in
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

The old woman took a step or two back
To give a rolling spring
The old man stepped a little to the side
And she went tumbling in
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

She bubbled and gurgled and squawled out
As loud as she could bawl
Says he, old woman, I am so blind
I can’t see you at all
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

The old man being kind-hearted
For fear she couldn’t swim
He went and got a very long pole
And pushed her further in
Sing too-de-um, sing too-de-um
Whack fol-lolly-day

credits

from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Brian Dewan at home
Catskill, New York, June 2007
Mastered by Dave McNair

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Brian Dewan Catskill, New York

Brian Dewan presents The Humanitarium—a series of folk compilations featuring songs he’s unearthed in old schoolbooks, at garage sales, in attics and basements, arranged for his instruments of choice: autoharp, electric zither, organ and accordion. Fans of Brian's original albums, his art, and his work with They Might Be Giants and the Blue Man Group will treasure the Humanitarium series. ... more

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