I don't know the history of this song, I just remember my mom used to sing it to me when I was very young. It's a tragic tale about two lost souls and a bucket. But it's no ordinary bucket, oh no. The bucket has a problem, a problem almost beyond comprehension. Read on if you think you can handle it!


Liza:
Henry! Fetch me some water!

Henry :
There's a hole in the bucket
Dear Liza, dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket
Dear Liza, a hole.

Liza :
Well, fix it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, fix it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, fix it

Henry :
With what shall I fix it
Dear Liza, dear Liza
With what shall I fix it
Dear Liza, with what

Liza :
With a straw dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a straw dear Henry,
Dear Henry, with straw

Henry :
The straw is too long
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The straw is too long
Dear Liza, too long

Liza :
Well, cut it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, cut it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, cut it

Henry :
With what shall I cut it
Dear Liza, dear Liza
With what shall I cut it
Dear Liza, with what

Liza :
With an axe dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
With an axe dear Henry,
Dear Henry, an axe

Henry :
The axe is too dull
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The axe is too dull
Dear Liza, too dull

Liza :
Well, sharpen it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, sharpen it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, sharpen it

Henry :
With what shall I sharpen it
Dear Liza, dear Liza
With what shall I sharpen it
Dear Liza, with what

Liza :
With a stone dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
With a stone dear Henry,
Dear Henry, a stone

Henry :
The stone is too dry
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The stone is too dry
Dear Liza, too dry

Liza :
Well, wet it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
Well, wet it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, wet it

Henry :
With what shall I wet it
Dear Liza, dear Liza
With what shall I wet it
Dear Liza, with what

Liza :
With water dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
With water dear Henry,
Dear Henry, with water

Henry :
In what shall I fetch it
Dear Liza, dear Liza
In what shall I fetch it
Dear Liza, in what

Liza :
In a bucket dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry,
In a bucket dear Henry,
Dear Henry, in a bucket

Henry:
There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, a hole

Repeat.

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