Pulled out a few old folk CDs we had, and one was a community fundraiser one by the looks of it. I heard this song - which, let me tell you, has very little info available - on it and was pretty taken by it. On the 5 pages of "Jolly Tinker" results on this site, I only found 1 song that was definitely it, but it wasn't the version I've been hearing on my CD and on Youtube, so I thought I'd capture that one. The song is Irish, that much I can tell.
The Youtube version plus lyrics (they're a scream!) are here:
When I was listening to the song for the first time in the car singing along, I went for "tell me right for Laura laddy", LOL, instead of "tell me right fa loo me laddy". Not sure what 'fa loo' has to do with anything.
The alternate version on FolkTuneFinder is here:
This song breaks my C-major/a-minor streak in which I tried to get everything without sharps or flats so I could play them on simple instruments. Well, you can't fight adorian mode.
I'll get the lyrics from the version I heard up here sometime, since they're slightly different from the Youtube ones and it's always nice to see differing versions.