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THE MAGPIE 2

(C)For if (C)I were a king
Sure, I would make you a queen
I would (Bflat)roll you in my arms
Where the (F)meadows they are green
Yes, I'd (C)roll you in my heart's content
I will (F)sit you (C)down to (F)rest
Long(C)sides me Irish (G)colleen
In the (C)mag(F)pie's (C)nest

cho: (Mouth music at a little quicker pace)
(Am)Skiddly-idle-daddle-diddle-(G)didle-dadle-dum
Di-(Bflat)didle-dadle-dum-daddle-(F)diddle-didle-dum
Skiddly-(C)idle-daddle-(F)diddle-(C)dadle-diddle-didle-(F)dum
I will (C)L'ave you down to (G)rest (G7)in the (C)mag(F)pies's (C)nest

For the magpie's nest
It is a cottage neat and clean
It stands 'longside the Shannon
Where the meadows they are green
But I never met a colleen
With such beauties blest
Like the little Irish fairy
In the magpie's nest

For I have wandered all through Kerry
I have wandered all through Clare
From Dublin down to Galway
From there to God knows where
But I never met a colleen
With such beauties blest
Like the little Irish fairy
In the magpie's nest

note: In Peter Kennedy's book "Folksongs of Britain and Ireland"
there's a tune called the "Magpie's Nest". He classifies it as a
"song of seduction". XX
note: A less bawdy version of the Cuckoo's Nest RG

@Irish @seduction @bird
filename[ MAGPIE
XX
OCT98

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The Magpie 2 (noted by Peter Kennedy and S. O'Boyle from Annie Jane Kelly at Keady, Armagh, in 1952, as The Magpie's Nest. The tune is a variant of The Cuckoo's Nest Midi made from notation in Kennedy's Folk Songs of Britain and Ireland, 1975.)




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