Hole in the Piper's Bag Mrs. Stilhouli (Gilhooley?) gave a good party one night She invited us all to attend. We gathered a gang, jumped down to her house A few pleasant hours for to spend. There was Duffy and Charlie and Flynn and meself Well, a crowd wasn't hard for ta find, But the t'ing most important we almost forgot We near' left the piper behind. We invited him down to the party He brought his bagpipe just by chance We asked him to sing, but he says, ``Ah, no'' But offered us a bit of a dance. He picked up his pipes, he started to play Some one got foolin' about And cut a great hole in the bag of his pipes And here is the tune that came out: Naaaaa, needeleedelum needeligh needeleedeleedel num nee nigh daloh dalah daleedeleedel lumdeeligh daligh daloh dadeedeleedel dalumdeeligh dalohdaleedeleedeligh When the piper found out that his bag, it was cut Sure he gave a great leap on the floor And he slipped about in a quick hammer style And he landed him under the jaw Mrs. Levi, she fainted, they all made a rush Trying to get out of the door But the piper had nine of them takin' the count And he swore he would lick twenty more. Well, if ever ya go to a party Ah, you'd better keep this in your mind Don't get vexed with a piper For you'll find him a gentleman kind But if trouble should start keep out of his way For he carries an awful packtoe Ah, you won't hear it comin' but whoop when it lands Sure, you'll know it's an Irish gateau. BR
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