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The Jolly Tinker 2 I am a jolly tinker That goes from town to town. I will mend your pots and kettles If you'll only bring them 'round. cho: Turra laddy, Turra laddy Turra laddy hi row. I know how to solder And I can mend a pot, I can also stop a hole So it will not leak a drop. A tinker never marries Has a girl in every town; And they shower me with kisses When they bring their kettles down. They feast me and regale me With choicest meat and wine, And whatever house I stop at I can always sup and dine. So many wait my coming For I have many friends I've never stored much gold Yet I have a lot to spend. My life is wild and free And I do not seek renown. I am just a jolly tinker With a girl in every town. From Traditional American Folk Songs, Warner and Warner Collected from Lena Bourne Fish, 1940 RG
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