'A Cricket & An Owl' A Canticle of Lord Blumenfeld
oh i wuz crickits an sawd my fiddul
fiddlee dee fiddlee aye
hay diddl diddl oh
i wuz crickits an sawd my fiddul owl the luvlorn day
oh. i wuz crickits an sawd my fiddul
i jigged an sawd an sawd
an jigged owl the luvlorn day, oh. ow comes
i did i'm sure i can not say, oh, i'm sure i cannot say
i jiggd when i sawd, & hoppd when i jiggd
jiggd an sawd
an hoppd, oh.
I wuz an owl that swallowed iz fiddul
I swallowed it straight down, oh.
Fiddul an Crickit I swallowed them down
I swallowed Them all down, oh.
Ow comes I did it, ow Come theys gone
I knows the reezin why, oh.
I knows the reezin, I knows the reezin
I knows the reezin why, oh
Composed in an English hospital in 1655 by Lord Barry Blumenfeld (“Crackbrain Barry”) of Kent Copyright 1788 by the Estate of Lord Blumenfeld