The Laddies From Kerry

The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys
written by Pierce Campbell


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