Tinking Tom was an honest man (Samuel Akeroyd)
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Title: Tinking Tom was an honest man
Composer: Samuel Akeroyd
Original text and translations
Tinking Tom was an honest man
Tink a tink tink,
And a man of bonny mettle;
He dext'rously could clink the pan,
Clink a clink clink,
And stop a hole i' th' kettle.
To him did my lady's maid advance
"Come in thou man of mettle,
A sad mischance, a sad mischance,
Here's a hole in my lady's kettle".
Tom went hamm'ring on the place
And wrought like a man of mettle;
But when he had done, 'twas all a case
There's a hole in my lady's kettle.