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Click-ma-Doodle – Brian Hooper March 2006

Buckeye says, now look here mush,

Up along Pear Tree, hidin' in a bush,

There's the devil himself, it's true my boys;

I've heard him myself, makes the devil of a noise.

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Ole Chap says, I've heard him talk,

Out with the dog for 'is evening walk,

I swear I heard him a'clickin' his tongue

Don't know what he said 'cos the dog did run.

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Chorus: We're the boys who make no noise, we fear no fish nor poodle;

So we set out some darksome night, and killed that click-ma-doodle.

 

Well that's no good, old Shiner said,

A-wringin' his cap and a-rubbin' his head,

He'll wake all the dead in the graveyard there,

We'll have to go and tell him we don't much are

For Old Nick in the bush up Pear Tree.

 

So all of the lads agreed to go,

One dark night when the moon was low,

to tell the devil, without any fear,

We didn't want him clickin' round here,

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Chorus

 

We carried sticks, we carried stones,

if the spooks rose up we'd break their bones,

But it made us all jump, and young Puffy was sick,

When we heard the devil go click,click,click,

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Then up from the bush jumped the devil himself

and he said 'Take this for your mantelshelf,

It's only you mortals need a clock

And it's driving me mad with its tick tick tock”

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Chorus

 

Now I don't know but I've heard a rumour,

Old Jack Savage had a sense of humour,

Nobody saw old Jack that night

But somebody gave us the devil of a fright,

Old Nick's in the bush up Pear Tree

 

Chorus