Tinkle, Tinkle, Tra-La-La! 1. As I was walking down the street A Spanish lady I did meet; Patent slippers on her feet, And the baby in her arms. Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, tra-la-la, tra-la-la, Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, and the baby in her arms. 2. As I went walking down the street, A Spanish lady I did meet, With silver slippers on her feet And a gold ring on her finger. With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, fa, la, la, fa, la, la, With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, the merry men o' warship. Oh, I can chaw tabacca, And I can smoke a pipe, And I can kiss a bonnie lass At twelve o'clock at night. With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, etc. ________________________________________________________ (1) Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 28. Played in a circle. A big girl goes in the centre. When the fourth line is reached, she takes a small one, putting her arms under her oxters, and sweels her round." (2) Ibid., "another version". With st. 2 cf. "I can chew tobacco". Opies Singing Game (1985), 343 (no. 87, "Spanish Lady"). MS oct99
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