Old Woman from Wexford

Marrow Bones or The Blind Man He Could See

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There was an old woman from Wexford town,
In Wexford she did dwell
She loved her husband dearly,
But another man twice as well
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To me right ful lor a li del,
To me right ful lor a lay.

2. One day she went to the doctor,
Some medicine for to find
Said "Will you give me something
That will make my old man blind?"
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3. Feed him eggs and marrowbones,
And make him suck them all
And it won't be very long after
Till he won't see you at all.
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4. The doctor wrote a letter and
He signed it with his hand
And he sent it to the old man
Just to let him understand.
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5. So she fed him eggs and marrowbones
And made him suck them all
And it wasn't very long after
Till he couldn't see the wall.
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6. He said "I'd go down and drown myself,
But I fear it is a sin."
Says she "I'll go along with you,
And help to push you in."
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7. The woman she stepped back a bit
To rush and push him in
But the old man quietly stepped aside,
And she went tumbling in.
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8. Oh how loudly she did yell,
And how loudly she did call
Says he, "Old woman, I'd save you
But I can't see you at all!"
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9. So eggs and eggs and marrowbones
May make your old man blind
But if you want to drown him
You must creep up close behind
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