The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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And who are you me pretty little maid, and who are you me darlin' (2x) She answered me quite modestly I am me mother's darlin' Chorus With me tyre aye ah fall a diddle ah Tyre ah fall a diddle derry oh And will you come to me mother's house when the sun is shining brightly I'll open the door and let you in and the devil a one will hear us So I went to her house in the middle of the day when the sun was shginin' brughtly She opened the door and let me in and devil the one did hear us She took me horse by the bridle and bit and led him to the stable Sayin' there's plenty of oats for the soldier's horse to eat if he is able And she took me by the lilly white hand and she led me to the table Sayin' there's plenty of wine for the soldier boy to drink if he is able then I got up and made the ed and made it nice and lazy Then I got up and laid hed down sayin' lassy are you able And there we lay till the break of day and devil the one could hear us Then I rose and put on me clothes sayin' lassy I must leave you And when will you return again and when will we get married When broken shells make Christmas bells we might get married
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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One for the Morning Glory, two for the early dew Three for the man who can stand his round And four for the love of you me girl, and four for the love of you At the end of the day I like a little drink to raise up my voice and sing In an hour or two with a fine brown brew and I'm ready for anything At the Crosskeys Inn there were sisters four The landlord's daughters fair And every night when they put out the lights I would tiptoe up the stairs, singin'! Well I got the call from foreign shore to go and fight the foe And I thought no more of the sisters four, but still I was sad to go So I sailed away on a ship the Morning Glory was her name And we'd all fall down when the rum went 'round And we'd get up and start again, singin'! Well I bore once more to my native shore, fairwell to the ragein' sea And the Crosskeys Inn it was beggared in And my heart was filled with joy But there on the shore were the sisters four With a bundle upon each knee There were three little girls and a bouncing boy And they all looked just like me, singin'!
The Kerry Boys - The kerry Boys
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Written by Pierce Campbell

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Well my wife is a year passed on and my children are all gone And there's no-one to watch over me in my agein' So I take care of myself, tip a pint back to my health 'Cause it helps me in this war on life I'm wagein' Hey ho, give me a pint or so, and I'll not bother you until I'm sober Hey ho, give me a pint or so, and I'll not bother you until I'm sober Some say I drink too much but those are just rumors and such People like to tease a man when he's been drinkin' So buy me one more beer and leave me to my tears 'Cause I'll not tell a soul of what I'm thinkin' Sometimes I get so sad thinkin' 'bout this life I've had As I raise another glass to friends who have fallen And I wonder why it's me the Lord forgets to see Or have I justnot heard him when He's been callin' Now I see the reaper's face he say's I was misplaced And he's sorry for all the trouble that he caused me One thing before we go, that's to buy a pint or so 'Cause I'll not leave behind the thing that has pleased me
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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In Dublin's fair city, where the streets are all pretty I once met a girl named sweet Molly Malone She wheeled her wheel barrow, through the streets broad and narrow Singing cockles and mussels, alive, alive - oh Chorus Alive alive - oh, alive alive - oh Singing cockles and mussels, alive, alive - oh She was a fish monger, and sure was no wonder For so was her mother and father before They both wheeled their barrws, through the streets broad and narrow Singing cockles and mussels, alive, alive - oh She died of a fever, and no-one could svae her And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone Her ghost wheels her barrow, through the streets broad and narrow Singing cockles and mussels, alive, alive - oh
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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In the town of Ballybay there was a lassie dwellin I knew her very well and the story is worth tellin Her father kept a still and he was a good distiller When she took to drink well the devil couldn't fill her chorus With my ring a ding a dum a ring a ding a daddios, Me ring a ding a dum with a whack fol a daddio And she had a wooden leg that was hollow down the middle She used to tie a string on it and play it like a fiddle She'd fiddle in the hall she'd fiddle in the alleyway She didn't give a damn she had to fiddle anyway And she said she couldn't dance unless she had her wellie on But when she had it on she could dance as well as anyone She wouldn't go to bed unless she had her shimmy on But when she had it on she would go as quick as anyone She had lovers by the score every Tom Dick and Harry She was courting night and day but still she wouldn't marry And then she fell in love with a fella with a stammer When he tried to run she hit him with a hammer She had children up the stairs she had childer in the brier And another ten or twelve sitting roaring by the fire She fed them on potatoes and on soup she made with nettles And on lumps of hairy bacon that she boiled up in the kettle So she led a sheltered life eating porridge and black pudding And she terrorized her man until he died right sudden And when the husband died she was feeling very sorry She rolled him in a bag and threw him in the quarry
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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written by Pierce Campbell

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There's Maggie McGee from the grand old Trailee She' waited six years for a weddin' you see But the Kerry boys often are clever with words They say the mention of nuptials she mistakenly heard chorus Oh lassies beware of the laddies from Kerry They'll fill you with liquor and promise to marry They're charming and witty, sweep you right off your feet And then it's your virtue you'll be hard pressed to keep There's Peggy O'Rourke from the center of Dingle Who thought she would stay not much longer as single It's been such a long time she says she forgot Which Kerry she'll marry and which one she will not Then there's Katherine Brennan from the town of Killarney Who said she's heard enough of the Kerry boy's blarney Armed with shillelagh and brothers times two She says the Kerrys will marry if it's the last thing they do There's many more stories for sure such as these About girls wanting marriage and anxious to please So lassies beware of the Kerry Boys' song Or your plans for a weddin' might go terribly wrong
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Chorus I'm a Rambler I'm a Gambler I'm a Long way from home And if you don't like me, well leave me alone I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry If the moonshine don't kill me, I'll live 'till I die Chorus I've been a moonshiner for many a yaer I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer I'll go to some hollow, I'll set up my still And I'll make you a gallon for a ten shilling bill I'll go to some hollow in this country Ten gallons of wash, I can go on a spree No woman to callow, the world is all mine I love them so well as I love the monshine Oh moonshine, dear moonshine oh how I love thee You killed me own father, dare you try me Now bless all moonshiners, and bless all moonshine Their breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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Let the wind blow high let the wind blow low Through the streets in my kilt I go All the lassies say hello, Donald where's your trousers I just come down from the Isle of Sky I'm not very big and I'm awfully shy The lassies say as I go by, Donald where's your trousers I go to a fancy ball and it was slippery in the hall And I was afreared I would fall 'Cause I had on me trousers I went down to London town To have a little fun on the underground The Ladies turned thier heads around sayin' Donald where's your trousers
The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
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While goin to the fair of Dingle, one fine morning last July When goin down the road before me, A red haired girl I chanced to spy I went up to her and said aye young lady, my donkey he will carry two Well seein' as how ya have a donkey,To the dingle fair I'll ride with you Now when we reached the town of Dingle, I took her hand to say goodby When a tinker man came up, beside me and he belted me in my left eye chorus Take your hands of red haired Mary, her and I will soon be wed We'll see the preist this very morning and tonight we'll lie in a married bed Now I was feelin kinda pevish, and me poor old eye was sad and sore So I gently tapped him with me hobnails And he flew back through Murphy's door A Policeman came around the corner, and he told me I had broke the law When the donkey kicked him in the kneecap, And he fell down and broke his jaw Then he went off to find his brother, the biggest man you ever did meet And he tapped me lightly with his knuckles, and I was minus two front teeth Now the red haired girl she kept on smiling, I'll go with you young man said she We'll forget the priest this very morning, and tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed Now through the fair we rode together, my black eye and her red hair Smiling gayly at the tinkers, and by god we were a handsome pair
The Kerry Boys
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Let the grasses grow and waters flow in a free and easy way But give me enough of the fine old stuff that's made near Galway Bay And Policeman all, from Donegal, Sligo and Lietrim too We'll give them the slip and we'll take a sip of the real old Mountain Dew Hi the diddle y I dill um, diddle y doodle I dill um, Diddle y doo ri diddle y di day Hi the diddle y I dill um, diddle y doodle I dill um, Diddle y doo ri diddle y di day At the foot of the hill there's a neat little still, where the smoke curls up to the sky By the smoke and the smell you can plainly tell there's poteen brewing nearby For it fills the air with odor rare and betwixt both me and you When home you stroll you can take a bowl or a bucket of the mountain dew Now learned men who use the pen have wrote your praises high That sweet poteen from ireland green distilled from wheat and rye Throw away your pills it will cure all ills of Pagan Christian or Jew Take off your coat and grease your throat with the real old mountain dew
The Kerry Boys
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Met her on a mountain That's where I took her life Met her on a mountain Stabbed her with my knife Hang down your head Tom Dooley Hang down your head and cry Hang down your head Tom Dooley Poor boy you're bound to die This time tomorrow, reckon where I'll be If it hadn't have been for Grayson, I'd have been in Tennesee This time tomorrow, reckon where I'll be Down in some lonesome valley Hanging' from a white oak tree
The Kerry Boys
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