Phynnoderee

 

(From “The Maid of Ballalonna”)

Oh, Phynnoderee, Phynnoderee,

Phynnoderee, that’s me.

I work all night and I take delight

In feverish activity.

I take no money, I make no fee,

I’m busy as busy can be, can be.

But in the day I swing and play

And merrily I sing so free,

I sing so merrily.

La la la la la la la la, Phynnoderee !

 

Oh, Phynnoderee, Phynnoderee,

Phynnoderee, that’s me.

I am a sprite and I have no spite

My friends all kindly agree.

I sometimes act mischievously

In taking a liberty, he, he, he.

But all the same I love to claim

My share of mystery, ah me,

My share of mystery.

La la la la la la la la, Phynnoderee !

 

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