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What care I how black I be,
Cock a doodle doo,
My dame has lost her shoe; My master has lost his fiddle-stick,
And knows not what to do.
A long-tail'd pig, or a short-tail'd pig,
Or a pig without any tail ; A sow.pig, or a boar pig,
Or a pig with a curling tail.
Take hold of the tail and eat off his head; And then you'll be sure the pig-hog is A carrion crow sat on an oak,
Watching a tailor shape his cloak: Wife, bring me my old bent bow,
That I may shoot yon carrion crow. The tailor he shot, and miss'd his mark, And shot his own sow quite through
the heart :Wife! bring brandy in a spoon;
For our old sow is in a swoon!
The sow came in with the saddle;
Call’d the dish-clout a nasty slutOdds-bobs, says the gridiron, can't you
agree, I'm the head constable, bring them all