Doctor in Fife A doctor there was and he lived in Fife Physicum tysicum ho He had a wife was the bane of his life With a squalery brawlery ho With a squalery brawlery he She worried and plagued this unfortunate elf When patients were few he was patient himself At last she sickened and lay on the shelf With a sigh away die away ho (2x) The doctor had often in sables rehearsed Sign away die away ho He always wore mourning for fear of the worst With his seem to grieve, laugh in sleeve ho... It happened that night that a gentleman bred Dig away in the clay ho With the grave occupation of raising the dead With his coffin crack, spade and sack ho... Rang he one in the morning the doctor's night bell "Doctor I've brought you a subject to sell The watchman is neigh, so be quick or he'll tell With your cut and slash, pay the cash oh..." The doctor had scarcely refastened the door Lock and chain, bolt again ho When he thought in the sack he heard somebody snore With a snoozalum foozalum ho... He opened the sack to examine his prize Who can imagine the doctor's surprise His wife had come back again and she opened her eyes With a squalery brawlery ho... see also BLAKCOOK Wee Cooper of Fife Burke and Hare recorded by Margaret MacArthur SOF
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