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CANNONBALL (My Son John)


My son John was tall and slim
He had a leg for every limb
But now he's got no legs at all
Both shot away by a cannonball.

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

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Oh were you deaf, were you blind
When you left your two fine legs behind
Or was it sailing on the sea
Lost your two fine legs right down to the knee

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

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Oh I was not deaf, I was not blind
When I left my two fine legs behind
Nor was it sailing on the sea
Lost my two fine legs right down to the knee

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

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All foreign wars I now renounce
Twixt this king of England and that King of France
I'd rather my legs as they used to be
Then the King of Spain and his whole navy

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

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Well I was tall, and I was slim
And I had a leg for every limb
But now I've got no legs at all,
Both shot away by a cannonball.

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

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Well I was tall, and I was slim
And I had a leg for every limb
But now I've got no legs at all
You can't win a race with a cannonball

Chorus

Too rum rye, faddle diddle aye
Whack fal diddle ta too rum rye

Chorus

Chorus

repeat

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