Another version from a younger man who never acted'himself and does
not remember any more:
Now since I am the last, the blame I must take
So down on my bended knees for pardon I must crave
Now since thou told the truth, the truth can do no more
We'll do the best we can and bury him privately
Bury him, the devil bury him
I know a doctor that can cure him
A doctor, £10 for a doctor
Here comes I old Dr. Brown
How came thou to be a doctor
By my travels
How far hast thou travelled?
Through England, Fingland, France and Spain
Three times there and back again
Where was thou born?
I was born at itty titty
Where there neither wood, house, land nor city,
Wooden church, leather bells, black puddings for bell ropes, and if
thou had been there you would have eaten them all
Wha do they call thee
My name high van, low van tin tan tarravan
latten, leavy, high jany, low jany dead men's bones
Pitch and tar, hog's tar, beeswax and honeycombs
That's my name and a funny name too.
Now, Doctor, what's thy fee?
Ten pounds, but £9.19.11¾ I'll take of thee
I'll not give it thee
I soon gang yam on my old horse
Stop, Doctor and try thy skill
Yes and that I will
How long has this man been dead?
Seven years, 7 months, 7 weeks, 7 days, 7 seconds and I dinnet
know how many thirds.
It's a long time for a man to be dead and brought to life again.
How did he happen this misfortune?
Fell upstairs and broke his neck.
Upstairs thou stupid fool, I oft heard of a man falling down but
Well down, doctor, I forgot.
Canst tell us what's matter with him?
All hairs of his head split, his neck broken, his main spring loose
and his thumble tear out of joint.
Now here's a box of pills that was left fra' my great grandfather
when he was 300 and 36 years of age. All this can they cure, the
mulleygrubs and the sculleygrubs the itch the stitch and the gout.
If there's nineteen devils in, they drive twenty out. Now here's a
bottle left by my great grandmother when she was 100 and 90 years
of age, take a drop
Ladies and gentlemen you shall all see this dead man stand upon
his feet again, arise young man arise.