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The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin There was a man lived in the west Dan-doo, Dan-doo There was a man lived in the west Dan-doo dan-doo-ah There was a man lived in the west Who had a wife that was none of the best Ram jam gil-li-am, Dan-doo-ah When this man came in from his plough Says, "Have you got my breakfast now? She put a cold slice upon the shelf If you want anymore you must get it yourself The man went out to his sheep-fold And caught a wether tough and old He threw the skin round his wife's back And that old sheep's hide he did whack His wife cried out unto his kin He's beating me on my bare skin The man he grinned and he replied I'm only tanning my old sheep's hide. Child #227 From 80 English Folk Songs, Sharp EB APR99
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