Taffy Was a Welshman Taffy wiz a Welshman; Taffy wiz a thief; Taffy cam' tae my hoose And stailt a bit beef. I gaed tae Taffy's hoose, And there, upon my life, When Taffy wisna lookin', I stole eez wife. If he cam' back It wud be a great relief. He cud keep his wife; I'd raither hae my beef. ________________________________________________________ Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 14. Cf. ODNR 400 (no. 495), first ref. 1780. Note: It popped up in one of the earliest versions of Mother Goose (late 18th Century) RG MS
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