Typecast project: Thou shall hev a fishy

Thou shall hev a fishy
on a little dishy

Ink drawing of mackerel
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Come here, maw little Jacky
Now aw’ve smoked me backy
Let’s hev a bit o’cracky
Till the boat comes in

Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.

Here’s thy mother humming,
Like a canny woman;
Yonder comes thy father,
Drunk—he cannot stand.

Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a haddock when the boat comes in.

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