1. Bare legged Joe knows the curlew's cry|
He runs with the hare when the summer's nigh
A tinker boy is fancy free
In the quiet green hills of Sligo.
2. Don't wish someday that you could go
With a bag on your back and a pace that's slow
Leave your home in the city smoke
With the tinkers to go roving.
3. That tinker boy never went to school|
But you can tell he's no one's fool
He knows how to fish and to lay a snare
He can sing like a lark in the morning.
4. Think I'll leave and go with him
Now that the summer is coming in
Travel the road with the tinker band
And a bare legged boy to lead me.
| Deutsche Volkslieder | Ahnenforschung | Ferienaufenthalt | Folksongs | Hymns | Genealogy | Pacific Holiday | HOME PAGE | SEARCH | Email |