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                        THE HERRING                            (IFS Vol.13.p.24) 2

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's head?
We'll bake it in ovens to make us bread;
The herring's head and ovens of bread
And all such taings.

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's eyes?
We'll bake them in puddings and bake them in pies,
We've herring's eyes and puddings and pies,
And the herring's head and ovens of bread
And all such things.

                            Chorus

But of all the fish that's in the sea
The herring is the fish for me.
With my doodle-dum, doodle-dum-di,
With my doodle-dum, doodle-dum-di!

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's fins?
We'll make them needles and make them pins,
We've herrings fins and needles and pins,
And herring's eyes and puddings and pies
And herring's head and ovens of bread
And all such things.

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's back?
We'll make it a lad, and call it Jack.
We've herrings backs and lads and Jacks,
And herring's fins and needles and pins,
And herring's eyes and puddings and pies,
And herring's head and ovens of bread,
And all such things.

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's jelly
We'll make it a lass and call it Nelly.
We've herring's jelly, and lassies and Nellies,
And herring's backs and lads and Jacks,
And herring's fins and needles and pins,
And herring's eyes and puddings and pies,
And herring's head and ovens of bread
And all such things!

Oh, what shall we do with the herring's tail,
We'll make it a ship and set it a-sail,
We've herrings tails and ships and sails,
And herrings jelly and lasses and Nellies,
And herrings backs and lads and Jacks,
And herrings fins and needles and pins,
And herrings eyes and puddings and pies,
And herrings head and ovens of bread, and all such things!

Transcribed on June 23, 2000 by T. M. Carlsen
Notes from transcriber: punctuation and spelling as in original. Note
in upper right typed on original, except the ending 2, which was hand-
written.