Tattle O'Day

I buyed me a little dog, color it was brown.
I learned him how to whistle, sing and dance and run.
His legs they were fourteen yards long, his ears they were quite raw.
Around the world in half a day and on him I could ride.
Sing taddle o'day.

I buyed me a little bull about four inches high.
Everybody feared him that ever heard him cry.
When he began to bellow it made such a melodious sound
that all the walls in London town came tumbling to the ground.
Sing taddle o'day.

I buyed me a flock of sheep. I thought they were all wethers.
Sometimes they yielded wool, sometime they yielded feathers.
I think mine are the very best sheep for yielding me increase.
For every fall and change of the moon they bring both lambs and geese.
Sing taddle o'day.

I buyed me a little box about four acres square.
I filled it full of guineas and silver so fair.
O now I'm bound for Turkey, I'll travel like an ox.
In my breeches' pocket, I carry my little box.
Sing taddle o'day.

I buyed me a little hen, all speckled gay and fair.
I sat her on an oyster shell, she hatched me out a hare.
The hare it sprang a handsome horse full fifteen hands high.
And him that tells a bigger tale would have to tell a lie.
Sing taddle o'day.

Autor(es): Eric Andersen