Dance to your Daddy (When the boat comes in) – lyrics

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This is a nursery rhyme from North-East England, which became popular when it was used as the theme tune of a TV series on BBC, also called “When the Boat Comes In”. It has also featured in a TV advertisement for fish products.

There are really too many variations of the lyrics, so we have collected for you the most common verses.


 

“Dance to your Daddy (When the boat comes in)” lyrics

1. Dance to your daddy
My bonny laddy,
Dance to your daddy,
My sweet lamb;
Dance to your daddy
My bonny laddy,
Dance to your daddy,
My little lamb;

2. You shall have a fishy
In a little dishy,
You shall have a fishy
when the boat comes in.
Dance to your daddy
My bonny laddy,
Dance to your daddy,
My little lamb;

3. ….
….
And a whirligiggy,
And some nice jam.
Dance to your daddy
My bonny laddy,
Dance to your daddy,
My little lamb;


Find the song at 6:45 in the following video:

 

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