Dance to your Daddy

ATELIER DE LA PETITE MER - Les aquarelles d'Olivia QUINTIN en Bretagne poissons

Another traditional. Click the picture above to hear it.

Hamish xxx

Dance to your Daddy

Chords

Capo at 5th Fret

C

Now come here me little Jackie

Dm7                          G7

Now I’ve smoked me baccy;

C                        Dm7

Let’s have some cracky

Dm7 F       G7    F

‘Til the boat comes in.

C

And you shall have a fishy

Dm7      G7

on a little dishy,

C                        Dm7

You shall have a fishy

Dm7      F       G7    F

When the boat comes in.

    C                                Dm7            G7

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

C                                 F         G7       C

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

C                                 Dm7           G7

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

C                                    F         G7       F

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

The chords for ‘When The Boat Comes In’ (also known as ‘Dance To Your Daddy’) will work with the YouTube video, which features a lovely recording of the song by Bob Fox.  However, you can vary them a little if you like.  For example, playing an F on the end of each verse (as writen) lends the song an unresolved feel.  Playing a C chord at the end of each verse instead will also work, but will make the verses sound resolved.  Experiment to see what you like best.

Lyrics

Now come here me little Jackie

Now I’ve smoked me baccy;

Let’s have some cracky

‘Til the boat comes in.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

You shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

Now here’s your mother humming,

Like a canny woman;

Yonder comes your father,

Drunk – he cannot stand.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

You shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a haddock

when the boat comes in.

Now Tommy’s always fuddling,

He’s so fond of ale,

He’s very kind to me,

I hope he’ll never fail.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

You shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a mackeral

when the boat comes in.

Now I like a drop myself,

When I can get it sly,

And you, my bonny bairn,

You’ll like it well as I.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

You shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a bloater

when the boat comes in.

Now may we get a drop,

As oft as we stand in need;

And well may the keel row

That brings the bairns their bread.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

You shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

Now come here me little Jackie

Now I’ve smoked me baccy;

Let’s have some cracky

‘Til the boat comes in.

Now here’s your mother humming,

Like a canny woman;

Yonder comes your father,

Drunk – he cannot stand.

Now Tommy’s always fuddling,

He’s so fond of ale,

He’s very kind to me,

I hope he’ll never fail.

Now I like a drop myself,

When I can get it sly,

And you, my bonny bairn,

You’ll like it well as I.

Now may we get a drop,

As oft as we stand in need;

And well may the keel row

That brings the bairns their bread.

And dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing,

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mummy,

Dance to your daddy, to your mummy sing.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a fishy

when the boat comes in.

And you shall have a fishy

on a little dishy,

You shall have a salmon

when the boat comes in.

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