Young Folk The bold fisherman

There was a bold fisherman who sailed out from Pimlico
To slew the wild codfish and the bold mackerel
When he got to Pimlico, the stormy winds begin to blow
His little boat went wibble, wobble, overboard went he

Singing twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
It was a highly
interesting song he sung
Twinkle doodle dum, twinkle doodle dum
Sang the bold fisherman

He wriggled and squiggled in the water, so briny-o
He yellowed and bellowed for help, but in vain
Downward he did gently glide to the bottom of the silvery tide
But previously to this he'd cried: "Fare the well Mary Jane."


His ghost walked at midnight by the bedside of his Mary Jane
When he told her how dead he was, said she"I'll go mad."
"If my love he is so dead" said she, "No joy on earth can ever be"
"And I never more will happy be." - she went raving mad.


Sung by Humphrey Bogart, deadpan, in "The African Queen


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