The Monkey Turned Barber (2) There was a bold Irishman, From Liverpool he came; He stepped into a barber shop, Saving, "Can you crop me mane?" cho: To my ri fol de rol, To my ri fol de re. The barber was not to home Nor the lady not within; There set a big monkey, He looked so very grim. "Can you shave an Irishman Just from the sod ?" The monkey turned around, Gave a wink and a nod. He first took up the lather box In his paw, And so very ingeniously He lathered Paddy's jaw. He next took up the razor And very much up-posed; And the very first swipe Off came Paddy's nose! The barber coming home, He was very much scared To hear Paddy's story, For he raved and he sweared. "O Paddy", what's the matter? "What's the matter?" says he. "Your danged ugly son Has maimed me, don't you see!' From Ballads and Songs, Belden Collected from Homer Coffman, 1933 DT #525 Laws Q14 RG oct96
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