The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123589   Message #3455637
Posted By: GUEST
22-Dec-12 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: Shaun O'Nolan, the Wicklow Piper
Subject: RE: Shaun O'Nolan, the Wicklow Piper
On the Folkway Records album "Irish Songs in London Pubs", they have another version of "If You Ever Go To Ireland". Here's the text from the album...


IF YOU EVER GO OVER TO IRELAND (THE TOWN OF ORANMORE):
Margaret Barry, Five-string banjO and vocal;
Michael Gorman, fiddle.

If you ever go over to Ireland now then take a tip from me
Close your mouth and open your eyes and don't you make so free
You'll find the colleens over there are not so green at all
For one of them made a fool of me way down in Donegal.

Refrain:
And he took me under his oxter, he was walking down the lane
She says, "Now don't get funny, or if you do I'll scream"
He gives her a wink, and what do you think as she right away got sore
And she scratched his nose and tore his clothes in the town of Oranmore.

Oh, he then went over to Dublin to that city of great fame
And walking down O'Connel Street he met a comely dame
She says, "Hello there, Yankee, I never saw you before
Are you far from home, your dear old home in dear old Dublin town?"

And he took her under his oxter, he was walking down the street
She says, "I'm awful hungry, now what are we going to eat?"
He took her in to Cleary's, that great shop of renown
And upon me soul, she swiped his nose in dear old Dublin town.