Taffy was a Welshman


Taffy was a Welshman

:"Taffy was a Welshman,":"Taffy was a thief;":"Taffy came to my house":"And stole a piece of beef."

:"I went to Taffy's house,":"Taffy was not home;":"Taffy came to my house":"And stole a marrow bone."

:"I went to Taffy's house,":"Taffy was not in;":"Taffy came to my house":"And stole a silver pin."

:"I went to Taffy's house,":"Taffy was in bed;":"I took up a poker":"And threw it at his head."

Another version of the old anti-Welsh English nursery rhyme begins::"Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,":"Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't in,":"I jumped upon his Sunday hat and poked it with a pin."

Another version runs::"Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,":"Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't home,":"Taffy was at my house and stole a knuckle bone."

Yet another version runs::"Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,":"Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was in bed,":"I took a marrow bone and hit him on the head."

Another [Drury] ::"Taffy was a Welshman, and Taffy was a thief,":"Taffy came to my house and stole a bit of beef;":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't at home;":"Taffy came to my house and stole a marrow bone.":"I went to Taffy's house; Taffy was in bed;":"I took up the marrow bone and beat about his head"

A slightly ruder version goes::"Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a cheat,":"Taffy came to my house, and pissed upon the seat,":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was in bed,":"So I climbed in through the window, and kicked him in the head."

Another colourful version goes::"Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,":"Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.":"I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was in bed,":"So I picked up the piss-pot and smashed it on his head."

The rhyme was parodied by Alun Rhys.Fact|date=May 2007

References

* Henricus Drury, "Arundines Cami" (1841)


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