Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Knickers of Corduroy

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I'm a decent married woman, my name is Mrs. Magee,
I'm a native of this County Down convenient to Donaghadee,
I had a faithful husband, oh whom I liked so fine,
But now he's gone and left me and I'm nearly out of my mind.

He wears a pair of laceless shoes, knickers of corduroy,
He's a swallowtail coat and waistcoat, he's only got one eye,
His hair and whiskers both are black, he wears a castor hat,
And can anyone kindly tell me, have you seen my darling Pat?

On the morning that we parted, the tears rolled in his eye,
Saying "Biddy dear, I'm going away my fortune for to try.
They say the harvest is pretty good in Scotland this year,
So Biddy dear, I'll send you the price of a pint, don't you be feared."


"If I can find a postbox, as soon as I arrive,
You may expect a letter as sure as I'm alive."
But my Pat's away three months today and he's left me in a stew,
Since I lost my darling husband, oh what am I to do?


Discography: Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill

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