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I'm a young married man and I'm tired of me life
But lately I’ve married and manned me a wife
She does nothing all day, only sit’s down and sigh
And I wish to the lord that I only could die.

Oh doctor, oh doctor, oh dear Dr John
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong
I'm afraid of me life, I'll go down in the soil
If me wife don't stop drinking your cod liver oil.

A friend of me own came to see me one day
He told me my wife she was fading away
He afterwards told me that she would get strong
If I’d buy her a bottle from dear Dr John.

I gave her a bottle, well just for to try
And the way that she drank it you'd swear she was dry
I gave her another, it vanished just the same
And I think she’s got cod liver oil up her brain.

Me house it resembles a great doctor's shop
It is filled up with bottles from bottom to top
And when, in the morning, the kettle does boil
I swear, it was singing out: «Cod liver oil».

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from Their greatests- Leurs meilleures, released March 26, 2012
Traditional irish tune

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The Irish Bastards Québec

The Irish Bastards est composé de Jean-Philippe Goupil (voix, guitare et banjo ténor), Dylan Perron (banjo et voix), Lisa Demay (violon et voix) et Alexandre Veillette (Mandoline, voix, guitare, podorythmie). En présentant un cocktail de musique traditionnelle québécoise, celtique et bluegrass ils ne manquent pas une occasion pour faire chanter et danser leur publique. ... more

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