The Herring Song

Just a fun audience participation song. Again there are many versions with more parts to explore. First heard from John Roberts and Tont Barrand.

 

What’ll we do with a herrin’s head?
What’ll we do with a herrin’s head?
We’ll mak’ it into loaves of bread
Herrin’s head, loaves of bread
And all manner of things:
And of all the fish that swim in the sea
The herrin’ is the one for me
How are you the day? How are you the day?
How are you the day, my hinny-o?

And what’ll we do with a herrin’s eyes?
And what’ll we do with a herrin’s eyes?
We’ll mak’ ’em into puddings and pies
Herrin’s eyes, puddings and pies
Herrin’s head, loaves of bread
And all manner of things: &c

Then cumulative to:

And what’ll we do with a Herrin’s fins?
What’ll we do with a Herrin’s fins?
You mak’ them into needles and pins

[Herrin’s belly, jams and jelly (a color telly)]
Herrin’s guts, a pair of boots
Herrin’s scales, a ship with sails
Herrin’s tail, lousy ale (Newcastle Brown Ale)

 

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