My mother kept a boarding house,
Hullabaloo belay, Hullabaloo belah belay,
And all the boarders were out to sea
A fresh young fellow named Shallo Brown
Followed my mother all round the town.
One day when father was on the crown
My mother ran off with Shallo Brown.
My father says, Young man, my boy,
To which I quickly made reply.
My father slowly pined away
Because my mother came back the next day.
My mother kept a boarding house
And all the boarders were out to sea.