I'm an Honest Irish Laborer I'm an honest Irish Laborer and I came from the County Clare Once I had a farm there with nothin much to spare But I had to sell me donkey and me famous billy goat And with the money I received, to Glasgow took the boat In the mornin, when I landed there, before me hair got dry I was started at the Micky Dam in a place they Mull Guy And the ganger that I started with, they call him John the Mouse And the very first day that I got there, at me he'd start to grouse Well, I quickly surprised him and I said, ""You little rat. I'll tie a string around you're neck and throw you to the cat"" For I'm as strong as any lion. I was reared on eggs and ham I'm a terror to all fightin' round the Micky Dam Well, this roused the mouse's temper and at me he made to jump. He swore he'd paralyze me with the handle of a pump But, I quickly surprised him and I grabbed him by the coat And I shook that monkey 'til the tail fell off his coat For I'm as strong as any lion. I was reared on eggs and ham I'm a terror to all fightin' round the Micky Dam Well, the big hotels we're stopping at, they call them navvies huts And the fleas and bugs that are in the bed are as big as coconuts Of a Saturday night, when I get home, I stands behind the door And as they come out, one by one, I bashed them to the floor For I'm as strong as any lion. I was reared on eggs and ham I'm a terror to all fighten round the Micky Dam DM OCT98
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