Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill

Something for the weekend.  A lively rendition of the classic railroad song, Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill.  First published in 1888, the words are attributed to Thomas Casey, and the music to Charles Connolly.

Every morning at seven o’clock
There’s twenty tarriers a workin at the rock
The boss comes along and he says, “Keep still
And come down heavy on the cast iron drill.”

Chorus
So drill, ye tarriers, drill
And drill, ye tarriers, drill
Oh it’s work all day for the sugar in your tay
Down beyond the railway
So drill, ye tarriers, drill.

Our new foreman is John McCann
By God, He was a blamed mean man
Last week a premature blast went off
And a mile in the air went big Jim Goff.

Chorus
So drill, ye tarriers, drill
And drill, ye tarriers, drill
Oh it’s work all day for the sugar in your tay
Down beyond the railway
So drill, ye tarriers, drill.

Next time payday comes around
Jim Goff was short one buck he found
“What for?” asked he, then this reply
“You were docked for the time you were up in the sky.”

Chorus
So drill, ye tarriers, drill
And drill, ye tarriers, drill
Oh it’s work all day for the sugar in your tay
Down beyond the railway
So drill, ye tarriers, drill.

 

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Published in: on September 5, 2015 at 3:30 am  Comments (1)  
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