The Cutty Wren

Album: English Rebel Songs (1776)
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  • Oh where are you going said Milder to Moulder
    Oh we may not tell you said Festel to Fose
    We're off to the woods said John the Red Nose
    We're off to the woods said John the Red Nose

    And what will you do there said Milder to Moulder
    We'll shoot the Cutty wren said John the Red Nose
    And how will you shoot her said Milder to Moulder
    With bows and with arrows said John the Red Nose

    Oh that will not do said Milder to Moulder
    Oh what will you do then said Festel to Fose
    Great guns and great cannon said John the Red Nose
    Great guns and great cannon said John the Red Nose

    And how will you fetch her said Milder to Moulder
    Oh we may not tell you said Festel to Fose
    On four strong men's shoulders said John the Red Nose
    On four strong men's shoulders said John the Red Nose

    Ah that will not do said Milder to Moulder
    Oh what will do then said Festel to Fose
    Great carts and great wagons said John the Red Nose
    Great carts and great wagons said John the Red Nose

    Oh how will you cut her up said Milder to Moulder
    With knives and with forks said John the Red Nose
    Oh that will not do said Milder to Moulder
    Great hatchets and cleavers said John the Red Nose

    Oh how will you boil her said Milder to Moulder
    In pots and in kettles said John the Red Nose
    O that will not do said Milder to Moulder
    Great pans and large cauldrons said John the Red Nose

    Oh who'll get the spare ribs said Milder to Moulder
    Oh we may not tell you said Festel to Fose
    We'll give 'em all to the poor said John the Red Nose
    We'll give 'em all to the poor said John the Red Nose Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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