The Mallard

Most of the songs that I sing are concerned with consuming large quantities of beer; this is a song about consuming an entire mallard duck and then paying the penalty for gluttony. I learned the song from a group called “The Yetties” from Dorset.

I have et and what have I et?
I have et the leg of a mallard.

Leg, leggy
Thigh, thighy
Shin, shinny
Foot, footy
Web, webby
Heel, heely
Toe, toey
Two nippers and all!
And goos a meat was the mallard.
Now I am in Debility House,
And good a meat was the mallard.

(Cumulatively, adding:)

Wing, wingy
Rump, rumpy
Neck, necky
Head, heady
Billy, billy
Tongue, tonguey
Quack, quacky

And good a meat was the mallard.
Now I am in Debility House,
And good a meat was the mallard!

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