From the recording Samhain: A Celtic Halloween
Sung by John McKenna
Button Accordion: John McKenna
Fiddle: Vito Gutilla
Guitar: Padraic Conroy
Bodhran: Zac Leger
Cello: Erin Esses
Backing Vocals: Doreen Wiley
Percussion Feet: Aedan MacDonnell
Recorded and Mastered: Michael Kelly
For to see my Tom of Bedlam, 10,000 miles I'd travel
Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes, to save her shoes from gravel.
Still I sing bonnie boys, bonnie mad boys,
Bedlam boys are bonnie
For they all go bare and they live by the air,
And they want no drink nor money.
I went down to Satin's kitchen, for to beg me food one morning
There I got souls piping hot, all on the spit a turning.
My staff has murdered giants, my bag a long knife carries
For to cut mince pies from children's thighs, with which to feed the fairies.
Spirits white as lightning, shall on my travels guide me
The moon would quake and the stars would shake, when' ere they espied me.
It's when next I have murdered, the Man-In-The-Moon to powder
His staff I'll break, his dog I'll bake, they'll howl no demon louder.