Diddle 'em Darby (Kipper Family) Well, Darby is me name, sir. I've travelled the country round. I never takes a penny When I can take a pound, singin' I diddled 'em, Darby, I diddled 'em all. I diddled 'em Darby, I diddled 'em great and small. Well, when I kept an inn, sir I had a merry time. I watered all the beer, sir And likewise with the wine, singin' For, beer, it makes you healthy And water makes you hale. I did them all a kindness By serving Adam's ale, singin' When I kept the shop, sir I kept me message short. I had to keep me customers From eating more than they ought, singin' I charged them double prices And kept it in the tin. For money's the root of evil and so I saved them all from sin, singin' Well once I rode a stage coach And never paid me fare. I jumped down from the box, sir When we was nearly there, singin' The horses were so tired, sir From pullin' their heavy load I did them all a kindness By jumping in the road, singin' Well, now me song is ended And every word is true, And if you believe me Then I've diddled you, singin' Copyright Dambuster Records BR
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