Jake the Peg Lyrics

Rolf Harris


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Frank Roosen, Rolf Harris
album: Track 15 in album Rolf Harris
release date: 1980
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length: 3:49

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[Chorus:]
I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
Wherever I go through rain and snow
The people always let me know
There's Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
With his extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle

The day that I born (oh boy) my father nearly died
He couldn't get my nappies on, how matter how he tried
'cause I was born with an extra leg, and since that day begun
I had to learn to stand on my own three feet
Believe me that's no fun

[Chorus]

I had a dreadful childhood really, I s'pose I shouldn't moan
Each time they had a three legged race, I won it on me own
And also I got popular, when came the time for cricket
They used to roll my trousers up
And use me for the wicket

[Chorus]

I was a dreadful scholar, I found all the lessons hard
The only thing I knew for sure, was three feet make a yard
To count to ten I used me fingers, if I needed more
By getting my shoes and socks off
I could count to twenty four

I'm Jake the [stops to count]

...to twenty five

I'm Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
Whatever I did they said was false
They said "quick march" I did the quick waltz
Then they shouted at me "put your best foot forward" - but which foot?
I said "it's very fine for you, you only got a choice of two"
But me, I'm Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
With the extra leg... diddle-iddle-iddle-um


Track Listing

  • 1 Two Little Boys
  • 2 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
  • 3 Waltzing Matilda
  • 4 Iko Iko
  • 5 Football Crazy
  • 6 Carra Barra Wirra Canna
  • 7 War Canoe
  • 8 Court of King Carractacus
  • 9 My Word You Do Look Queer
  • 10 I Lost My Mummy
  • 11 Sydney Town
  • 12 Sun Arise
  • 13 Nick Teen and Al K. Hall
  • 14 Wild Colonial Boy
  • 15 Jake the Peg
  • 16 Maximillian Mouse
  • 17 Botany Bay
  • 18 Click Go the Shears
  • 19 The Wild Rover
  • 20 Someone's Pinched My Winkles
  • 21 Big Dog
  • 22 I'll Be Hanged (If They're Gonna Hang Me)
  • 23 Eddystone Light
  • 24 The Man With the Microphone
  • 25 English Country Garden
  • 26 I Know a Man
  • 27 Six White Boomers