T:Cod Liver Oil
C:Words by Johnny Burke (1851-1930), St. John's, Newfoundland.
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W:I'm a young married man and I'm tired of my life,
W:for lately I've married an ailing young wife.
W:She does nothing all day only sits down and sigh
W:"Oh I wish to the Lord that I only could die!"
W:Then a friend of my own came to see me one day,
W:and he said that my wife was just pining away,
W:but he afterwards told me that she would get strong,
W:if I'd buy her a bottle from Doctor De Jongh.
W:Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh doctor De Jongh,
W:your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong.
W:I'm afraid of my life I'll go down in the soil,
W:if my wife don't stop drinking your cod liver oil.
W:So I bought her a bottle - 'twas just for to try,
W:And the way that she scoffed it, you would swear she was dry.
W:I bought her another, and it went just the same,
W:'til I own she's got cod liver oil on her brain!
W:Now my house it resembles a big doctor's shop,
W:with bottles and bottles from bottom to top,
W:and when in the morning the kettle does boil,
W:you'd swear it was singing out "Cod liver oil"!