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Traditional

Also Known as Was Foo The Noo (Scottish)

  1. A martin said to his man, fie, man fie
    A martin said to his man who's the fool now
    A martin said to his man fill thou the cup and I the can.
    Thou hast well drunken man Who's the fool now.
  2. I saw a sheep shearing corn, fie, man fie
    I saw a sheep shearing corn who's the fool now
    I saw a sheep shearing corn and a cuckold blow his horn
    Thou hast well drunken man Who's the fool now.
  3. I saw a maid milk a bull, fie, man fie
    I saw a maid milk a bull who's the fool now
    I saw a maid milk a bull at every stroke a bucket full.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now
  4. I saw the mouse chase the cat, fie, man fie
    I saw the mouse chase the cat who's the fool now
    I saw the mouse chase the cat and the cheese eat the rat.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now
  5. I saw the man in the moon, fie, man fie
    I saw the man in the moon who's the fool now
    I saw the man in the moon clouting up Saint Peterís shoon.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now
  6. I saw the hare chase the hound, fie, man fie
    I saw the hare chase the hound who's the fool now
    I saw the hare chase the hound forty leagues above the ground.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now
  7. I saw a flea heave a tree, fie, man fie
    I saw a flea heave a tree who's the fool now
    I saw a flea heave a tree twenty leagues across the sea.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now
  8. Martin said to his man, fie, man fie
    Martin said to his man, who's the fool now
    Martin said to his man, fill thou the cup and I the can.
    Thou hast well drunken man ; Who's the fool now