ARTIST: Trad and Anon TITLE: The Devil and the Farmer's Wife Lyrics There was an old man lived over the hill If he ain't moved on he's a livin' there still Sing fi fi, diddle-i fi, diddle-i, diddle-i ay Well the devil came up to him one day Said, one of your family I'm gonna take away / Sing fi fi... Oh, please don't take my eldest son There's work on the farm that's got to be done / ... All I want's that wife of yours Well, you can take her with all of my heart / ... Well, he picks up the wife upon his back And off to hell he goes clickety clack / ... He carries her on about a mile down the road He said old woman you're a devil of a load / ... He carries her on down to the gates of Hell He says poke up the fire we'll scorch her well / ... There were two little devils with a ball and chain She ups with her foot and kicks out their brains / ... Nine little devils went climbin' up the walls Sayin' take her back Daddy she'll murder us all / ... Got up the next mornin' and spied thru the crack I seen the old devil come a draggin' her back / ... He said here's your wife both sound and well If I kept her any longer she'd a tore up hell / ... He said I been a devil most all my life But I never been in hell till I met your wife / ... This show's that women are better than the men They can go down to hell and come back again / ...
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