Me mother kept a boarding house,
Ch: Hullabaloo belay,

: Hullabaloo bela belay.

And all the boarders were out to sea,
Ch: Hullabaloo belay.

A fresh young fellow named Shallow Brown,
Would follow me mother all over the town

One day when father was on the town,
Me mother ran off with Shallo Brown.

Me father said to me: “Me boy,”
To which I quickly made reply.

Me father slowly pined away,
(Because) me mother came back the very next day.