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GUEST,katie Lyr Req: Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot (21) Lyr Add: BRIDIE MURPHY AND THE KAMIKAZE PILOT 31 Jan 00


Tommy Makem recorded this song, but it was only released in Ireland. The title is

BRIDIE MURPHY AND THE KAMIKAZE PILOT.

Bridie Murphy lived on the Island of Oahu
In the Convent of the Holy Cross.
Bridie was a nun. she wasn't havin' any fun.
She was thinkin' of kissin' it off.
"St. Ann, St. Ann won't you send me down a man
So I can get the hell out of here.
I don't are if he's short or if he's tall or if he's fat,
Just as long as he's not queer."

Yashihiri Yashimoto was a kamikaze pilot
In the land of the rising sun.
He climbed into his plane on the 7th of December,
Nineteen-forty-one.
Then he bombed the Arizona shoutin' "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Then he thought that he would take his own life.
Says he, "I'm goin' to kill meself. I'd better try to kill meself."
He'd just had a row with his wife.

He crashed through the briars and he crashed through the brambles
And he crashed through the convent wall,
And he landed in the middle of Bridie Murphy's bedroom,
And Bridie Murphy started to bawl:
"It's a man! It's a man!, St. Ann, St. Ann,
I knew you would not let me down!
With his lovely little nose and his lovely little chin
And his propeller blade swingin' around."

Bridie Murphy married Yashihiri Yashimoto
And they had a little baby gacon
One eye was round and the other eye was slanted
So you'd think that he was winkin' when he wasn't


And a confirmation from Bray Singers' Circle today (16 May 2020): written by Colm Gallagher from Santry, then living in Hawaii!


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