MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
The Ram
Cyril O'Brien NFLD 2 Tape 8A Track 5
Trepassey Audio:
Comic Song

LEACH: All right
O'BRIEN:(sings)

As l was goin to market twas on a market day
I met as fine a ram sir as ever was fed on hay

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The ram was fat behind sir; the ram was fat before
The ram was ten year old, sure I’m sure he was no more

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

Now the wool was on his back sir it was so mighty high
The eagles built their nests and we hear the young ones cry

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The backbone of this ram sir it was so mighty long
I hear an old sailor say twould reach from America to Hong Kong

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The horns of this ram sir, they grew so mighty high
A man went up in February and came down in July

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The man that killed this ram sir was to his knees in blood
And two or three old women got carried away in the flood

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The pot the ram was cooked in was forty fathom deep
The spoon we had to stir it with fifty men could sleep

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee

The man that made this song sir was neither rich nor poor
But all l have to say sir we’ll kick him out the door

Refrain:
To me oh ringle darby oh ringle day
Ringle dingle darby te de fol-derol dee


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