Lyrics: Nic Jones / Digitrad
DANCE TO YOUR DADDY  from Nic Jones

Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man
Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man

You shall have a fish and you shall have a fin
You shall have a herring when the boat comes in
Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man

When you are a man and fit to take a wife
You shall have a lassie; love her all your life
Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man

She will be a lassie; you will be a man
You shall have a family; love them all you can
Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man

Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man
Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man


DANCE TO YOUR DADDY  from Digitrad


(A) Dance to your daddy, my little laddie
Dance to your daddy, my little man

(B) Thou should have a fish and thou should have a fin
Thou should have a cuddling when the boat comes in
Thou should have a haddock baked in a pan
Dance to your daddy, my little man

(A)

(C) When thou art a man and come to take a wife
Thou should wed a lass and love her all your life
She should be your lass and thou should be her man
Dance to your daddy, my little man

(A)
(B)
(A)
(B)
recorded by Sweeney's Men on "Sweeney's Men 1968"

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DANCE TI' THY DADDY  from Digitrad


Come here, maw little Jacky,
Now aw've smok'd mi backy,
Let's hev a bit o' cracky,
Till the boat comes in.

Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy,
Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.

Here's thy mother humming,
Like a canny woman;
Yonder comes thy father,
Drunk---he cannot stand.

Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy,
Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a haddock when the boat comes in.

Our Tommy's always fuddling,
He's so fond of ale,
But he's kind to me,
I hope he'll never fail.

Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy,
Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
I'hou shall hev a bloater when the boat comes in.

I like a drop mysel',
When I can get it sly,
And thou, my bonny bairn,
Will lik't as well as I.

Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy,
Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a mackerel when the boat comes in.

May we get a drop,
Oft as we stand in need;
And weel may the keel row
That brings the bairns their bread.

Dance ti' thy daddy, sing ti' thy mammy,
Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a salmon when the boat comes in.

Recorded by Redpath
From Songs of Northern England, Stokoe

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