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Climo Family of NZ - LITTLE BROWN JUG

Journal by amber27

The following lyrics belong to a song called "Little Brown Jug" and it is one of the songs that my g.g.g.great-grandfather, James CLIMO would sing, with a playful nudge & wink directed to my g.g.g.great-grandmother, Jane (nee PHILLIPS). This song was recalled by a distant Aunt, Alice Maude CLIMO, their granddaughter:

Me and my wife live all alone
In a little log hut we call our own;
She loves gin and I love rum,
And don't we have a lot of fun!

(Chorus) Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don't I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don't I love thee!

When I go toiling on the farm
I take the little jug under my arm;
Place it under a shady tree,
Little brown jug,'tis you and me.

(Chorus)

'Tis you that makes me friends and foes,
'Tis you that makes me wear old clothes;
But, seeing you're so near my nose,
tip her up and down she goes.

(Chorus)

If all the folks in Adam's race
Were gathered together in one place,
I'd let them go without a tear
Before I'd part from you, my dear.

(Chorus)

If I'd a cow that gave such milk,
I'd dress her in the finest silk;
Feed her up on oats and hay,
And milk her twenty times a day.

(Chorus)

I bought a cow from Farmer Jones,
And she was nothing but skin and bones;
I fed her up as fine as silk,
She jumped the fence and strained her milk.

(Chorus)

And when I die don't bury me at all,
Just pickle my bones in alcohol;
Put a bottle o' booze at my head and feet
And then I know that I will keep.

(Chorus)

The rose is red, my nose is too,
The violet's blue and so are you;
And yet, I guess, before I stop,
We'd better take another drop.

(Chorus)

Surnames: CLIMO HAYWOOD PHILLIPS
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by amber27 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-07-10 00:52:00

I have been researching my family tree for over a year now & have a lot of information regarding the Climo's. So I am hoping to connect with any descendants of James and Jane as well as descendants of my 3rd-great-grandfather's family, the Popes. His name was George Whiting Pope. And lastly, I am trying to find information on my 2nd-great-grandmother's family, the Cotton's, who lived in Nelson. I have found some information which I am happy to share here and am ever hopeful that I may connect with descendants of this family also.

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Comments

by kiwibanks on 2012-07-15 06:59:29

Hi,
Just wondering if you know of my Grandmother Hazel Alice Climo???
Thanks,
Erica

by kiwibanks on 2012-07-15 07:00:30

Hi,
Just wondering if you know of my Grandmother Hazel Alice Climo???
Thanks,
Erica

by ngairedith on 2012-07-15 07:03:55

hi kiwibanks
Hazel was born 10 Aug 1924 & died in 2003
do you know who her parents were ? and where they lived

by ngairedith on 2012-07-15 07:07:16

also visit amber27's journal written May 2010:
Richard CLIMO, Marianne CAMPLIN & Fanny Ellen LUXFORD

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