Who Sang Cod Liver Oil? Fine Crowd

Fine Crowd Poverty's Arse cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995
length: 3:01
I'm a young married man and I'm tired of my life,
For lately I've married an ailing old wife;
She does nothing all day but sit down and sigh,
See, I wish to the Lord that I only could die.
Doctor, O Doctor, O dear Doctor John,
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong;
I'm afraid of me life, I'll go down in the soil,
If me wife keeps on drinking your cod liver oil.

Well, a friend of me own came to see me one day,
And he told me my wife was just pining away;
And he also told me that she would get strong,
If I bought her a bottle from dear Doctor John.

Doctor, O Doctor, O dear Doctor John,
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong;
I'm afraid of me life, I'll go down in the soil,
If me wife keeps on drinking your cod liver oil.
I bought her a bottle, 'twas just for a try,
And the way that she drank it, you'd swear she was dry;
I bought her another, it went just the same,
Till I know she's got cod liver oil on the brain.

Doctor, O Doctor, O dear Doctor John,
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong;
I'm afraid of me life, I'll go down in the soil,
If me wife keeps on drinking your cod liver oil.
My house it resembles a big doctor's shop,
With bottles and bottles from bottom to top;
And when in the morning the kettle do boil,
You would swear it was singing 'bout cod liver oil.

Doctor, O Doctor, O dear Doctor John,
Your cod liver oil is so pure and so strong;
I'm afraid of me life, I'll go down in the soil,
If me wife keeps on drinking your cod liver oil

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blarney Roses
  • 2 Theresa Maria
  • 3 Green Valleys
  • 4 Jolly Tinker / Kerry Polka / Julia Delaney / The Banshee
  • 5 Poor Old Mare
  • 6 Cod Liver Oil
  • 7 By Peter Kerrivan
  • 8 Queen of Argyll
  • 9 Clean Up After the Time
  • 10 The Islander
  • 11 Days Gone By
  • 12 Follow Me Up to Carlow
  • 13 Parting Glass
  • 14 [unknown]