The Family Ointment

I’ve always loved this recording of the great piper Willie Clancy singing this funny little song. I hope it gives you a smile.

The Family Ointment

In a neat little cottage not far from the town
There lived a man called Marcus Brown
He was well to do had a neat little wife
But the want of a family caused great strife

With me randilum, fandilum, hi-diddle dandilum
Randilum, fandilum, hi-diddle day.

Things every day grew worse and worse
He consulted his mother’s old family nurse
“Kind Sir, don’t fret” was her reply
“Why don’t you the family ointment try.

Being pleased with the news away he went
And bought a box of this ointment
Home he came without any delay
His wife took some the very same day.

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