61.
THE EDDYSTONE LIGHT

My father was the keeper of the
  Eddystone Light,
And he slept with a mermaid one
  fine night.
From this union there came three;
A porpoise, a porgy and the other
  was me.

CHORUS:
Yo, ho, ho, the wind blows free,
Oh for a life on the rolling sea!

One night as I was a-trimmin' of the
  glim,
A-singin' a verse of the evening hymn
A voice from the starboard shouted,
  "Ahoy."
And there was me mother a-sittin' on
  a buoy.

CHORUS:

"Oh, what has become of my children
  three?"
My mother then she asked of me.
"One was exhibited as a talking fish,
The other was served in a chafing
  dish."

CHORUS:

The phosphorus flashed in her seaweed
  hair,
I looked again and my mother wasn't
  there.
But a voice came echoing out the
  night,
"To hell with the keeper of the
  Eddystone Light!"

CHORUS:
 

THE BLUE TAIL FLY

When I was young, I used to wait
On master and hand him his plate,
And pass the bottle when he got dry
And brush away the blue tail fly.

CHORUS:
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care,
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care,
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care,
My master's gone away!

And when he'd ride in the afternoon,
I'd follow after with a hickory broom
The pony being rather shy
When bitten by the blue tail fly.

CHORUS:

One day he rode around the farm,
The flies so numerous they did swarm.
One chanced to bite him on the thigh;
The devil take the blue tail fly.

CHORUS:

The pony run, he jump, he pitch,
He threw my master in the ditch.
He died and the jury wondered why -
The verdict was -- The Blue Tail Fly.

CHORUS:

They laid him under a 'simmon tree;
His epitaph is there to see;
"Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie,
A victim of the blue tail fly."

CHORUS:
 

THE WAYFARING STRANGER

CHORUS:
I'm Just a poor wayfaring stranger,
A-travelling through this world of
  woe.
And there's no sickness, no toil nor
  trouble
In that fair land to which I go.

I'm going there to see my father;
I'm going there no more to roam,
I'm just a-going over Jordan,
I'm just a-going over home.

CHORUS:

I'm going there to see my mother;
She said she'd meet me when I come,
I'm just a-going over Jordan,
I'm just a-going over home.
 


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