The Jolly Tinker
 
Traditional
 
Well walking down a shady lane
a door I chanced to knock.
“Have you any pots or kettles
with rusty holes to block?”
Well indeed I have, don’t you know I have,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed I have

Now up came the Mistress

and she asked me to come in.
“You’re welcome jolly tinker
and I hope you brought your tin”.
Well indeed I did, don’t you know I did,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed I did.
She took me through the kitchen
and she led me through the hall.
And the servants cried  “The Devil! 
Has he come to block us all?”
Well indeed I have, don’t you know I have,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed I have.

She took me up the stairs, me lads,

to show me what to do.
Then she fell on the feather bed
and I fell on it too.
Well indeed I did, don’t you know I did,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed I did.

She took up one of me kettles

and she began to knock.
For to let the servants know,
me lads, that I was at my work.
Well, Indeed I was, don’t you know I was,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed I was.
She put her hand into her pocket
and she pulled out twenty pounds.
“Take this me jolly tinker
and we’ll have another round.”
Well, indeed we will, don’t you know we will,
To me right a floor a laddy, well indeed we will.