words © copyright 2001 Holly Tannen
collected by Arthur "Slim" Volume from Granny Fanny Mae Volume, Merdocino, California, July 2001
tune: "Star of the County Down" or any good tune
It was on the fifth of August, to the woodlands I did stray
There I heard a damsel sore lament, who had once been fair and gay.
I boldly stepp¸d up to her and asked her what was wrong
"Oh, it's all for the sake of the didgeridude whom I have loved so long"
"I met him at the Boonville Fair, it was early in the spring.
When he was done he did sit down to rest himself a while
So he led me by the lily-white hand unto a shady bower
'Oh no,' he cried, 'My fair young maid, such thing may never be!
He helped me to my feet and brushed the tears from off my face
With his didgerie, fidgerie, widgerie, smidgerie,
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copyright © 2002 by Holly Tannen