CHILLINGOWULLABADORIE
or Robinson Crusoe
 
Crusoe
 

Just like Sindbad the Sailor,
Or Robinson Crusoe,
I left, my native land, in search
Of wonders I would go;
I went out as a sailor,
I come back as you see,
A mixtnre of an Indian,
A Turk and Chimpanzee.

Chorus: Jamsethee, ma jabajehoy,
Jabbery Dobie Porie,
Ikey, Pikey, Sikey, Crikey,
Chillingowullabadorie.

We'd been to sea a fortnight,
A dreadful storm arosed;
Upon an island I was thrown
To wind and rain exposed:
By savages surrounded,
It was their island home,
They addressed me in a language
Decidedly their own.

Chorus:

I expected from these savages,
Less peace than kicks and blows;
They'd a funny dress, in fact they'd not
A single stitch of clothes.
They tore my things, from off my back,
My hair from out the roots,
They left me with a waistcoat,
A hat and pair of boots.

Chorus:

When they'd got all my clothing,
Thinks I, what next they'll do;
They brought their paint and painted me,
With colours red and blue:
And so that was my costume;
A waistcoat for my clothes,
Striped red and blue, a hat and boots
And a ring stuck through my nose.

Chorus:

For five years in that costume,
I roamed about the land;
To a damsel of the Royal-blood,
They made me give my hand.
And there were great rejoicings
Upon the wedding day,
And we've got two pairs of black kids
My wife has taught to say.

Chorus:

One day a ship appeared in sight,
I'd scarce believe it true;
To reach the ship I stole a boat,
And paddled my own canoe.
But now I'm back in England,
The country I adore;
I'll take good care to stick to it;
And never leave it more.

Chorus:

 
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Written and composed by Arthur Lloyd - c1875
Performed by Arthur Lloyd (1840-1904)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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