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"Bucket Of Dew / Paddy Condon From Cobar" is a song from Wake Up Jeff! that features Dominic Lindsay with his trumpet, even his daughter Ashleigh Lindsay, it's mainly to be about the Irish dancers and it's to the tune of The Rare Old Mountain Dew, an Irish folk song. The song is simlar to "Di Dicki Do Dum".


It was written by Edward Harrigan with music by David Braham, from the Irish drama The Blackbird. It was printed in "Irish street Ballads", 1916. It was later recorded under the title The Rare Old Mountain Dew. It is about the intoxicating properties of Irish moonshine, or Poitín. The earliest recording is by John Griffin, 1927 on the Columbia label, New York, under its original title.

It is sung to the traditional air "The Girl I Left Behind" (also known as "Brighton Camp").

The song is referenced in The Pogues' song "Fairytale of New York":

And then he sang a song
The Rare Auld Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you.


The Wiggles such as Anthony provide the backing vocals, Murray plays the bass and acoustic guitars, Jeff plays the accordion, Dominic Lindsay plays the trumpet, Maria Schattovits plays the violin, Angela Lindsay plays the viola, Margaret Lindsay plays the cello, and Tony Henry plays percussion.

Song Credits


1996 Version

The Wiggly Big Show Version

  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Greg Page
  • Bass/Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay
  • Percussion - Tony Henry


Hi diddly didle dum, diddly doodle didle dum
Diddly doo ri diddly i day (x2)

(Violin solo)

(Accordion solo)

(Trumpet solo)

(Violin solo)

Hi diddly didle dum, diddly doodle didle dum

Diddly doo ri diddly i day (x2)


Video Performances

Album Appearances

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