Rattlin' Bog
        Traditional, arr. by Theiss & O'Connor

We have at least three different endings to this song (three that we've done in public anyway): normal, classical, and rap.  The verses also vary a bit in renditions by various groups.  I'll just include the traditional verses we sing below (in abbreviated form).

Album: LIVE/Theiss & O'Connor;  Gypsies & Lovers/The Irish Descendents;   Songs of Ireland, Vol. 1/Various artists

Refrain:
Rare bog, a rattlin' bog
A bog down in the valley-o
Rare bog, a rattlin' bog
A bog down in the valley-o.

In the bog there was a tree
A rare tree, a rattlin' tree.
A tree in the bog
In a bog down in the valley-o.

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On the tree there was a limb
A rare limb, a rattlin' limb.
A limb on a tree and a tree in a bog
In a bog down in the valley-o.

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On the limb there was a branch...

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On the branch there was a twig...

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On the twig there was a leaf...

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On the leaf there was a nest...

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In the nest there was a bird...

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In the bird there was an egg...

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In the egg there was a bird...

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On the bird there was a wing...

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On the wing there was a feather...

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On the feather there was a flea...

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On the flea there was a rash
A rare rash, a rattlin' rash
Rash on a flea, flea on a feather, feather on a wing, wing on a bird, bird in an egg,
egg in a bird, bird in a nest, nest on a leaf, leaf on a twig, twig on a branch, branch
on a limb, limb on a tree, tree in a bog
In a bog down in the valley-o.

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