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The Wren Song (2) The wren, the wren, the king of all birds, St. Stephen's day was caught in the furze, Although he was little his honour was great Jump up, me lads, and give hima treat. cho: Up with the kettle and down with the pan And give us a penny to bury the wren. As I was gone to Killenaule I met a wren upon a wall, Up with me wattle and knocked him down And brought him into Carrick town. Droolin, droolin, where's your nest? 'Tis in the bush that I love best In the tree, the holly tree Where all the boys do follow me. We followed the wren three miles or more Three miles or more, three miles or more, Followed the wren three miles or more At six o'clock in the morning. We have a little box under me hand (arm), Under me hand, under me hand, We have a little box under me hand, A penny a tuppence will do it no harm. Missus Clancy's a very good woman A very good woman, a very good woman Missus Clancy's a very good woman She gave us a penny to bury the wren. From The Irish Songbook, Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem RG apr97
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