1. As I went down to Derby
All on a summer’s day,
‘Twas there I saw the biggest sheep
That ever was fed on hay.
And sing tithery i re-oo-ry ann,
Sing tither i o day.
2. The wool upon his back, sir,
It reached into the sky.
The eagles built their nest there,
And I heard the young ones cry.
3. The wool upon his legs, sir,
It dragged into the ground.
‘Twas sold there in Derby
For forty thousand pounds.