Jake The Peg (Harris Rolf)

I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um Wherever I go through rain and snow The people always let me know There's Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With his extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle The day that I born (oh boy) my father nearly died He couldn't get my nappies on, how matter how he tried 'Cos I was born with an extra leg, and since that day begun I had to learn to stand on my own three feet Believe me that's no fun I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um Wherever I go through rain and snow The people always let me know There's Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With his extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle I had a dreadful childhood really, I s'pose I shouldn't moan Each time they had a three legged race, I won it on me own And also I got popular, when came the time for cricket They used to roll my trousers up And use me for the wicket I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um Wherever I go through rain and snow The people always let me know There's Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With his extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle I was a dreadful scholar, I found all the lessons hard The only thing I knew for sure, was three feet make a yard To count to ten I used me fingers, if I needed more By getting my shoes and socks off I could count to twenty four I'm Jake the [stops to count] ...to twenty five I'm Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um Whatever I did they said was false They said "quick march" I did the quick waltz Then they shouted at me "put your best foot forward" - but which foot? I said "it's very fine for you, you only got a choice of two"; But me, I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um With the extra leg... diddle-iddle-iddle-um