Maivish

What Will We Do

What will we do if we have no money?
All true lovers, what will we do then? 
Only walk through the town for a hungry crown,
And we’ll yodel it over again.

What will we do if we marry a tinker?
All true lovers, what will we do then?
Only sell a tin can and walk on with my man,
And we’ll yodel it over again. 

What will we do if we marry a farmer?
All true lovers, what will we do then?
Only tend to the grain by sun and by rain
And we’ll yodel it over again.

What will we do if we marry a sailor?
All true lovers, what will we do then?
Only go with my man, to a far away land,
And we’ll yodel it over again.

What will we do if we have a young daughter?
All true lovers, what will we do then?
Only take her in hand and walk on with my man,
And we’ll yodel it over again.

What will we do if we have no money?…

– Traditional,
from the singing of Mary Delaney of Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Verses 3 & 4 contributed by Maivish