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Thread #14602   Message #126806
Posted By: Barbara
22-Oct-99 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Daniel O'Connell and His Steam Engine
Subject: RE: Daniel O'Connell & His Steam Engine
And as for the words, Paddy sings the same as yours with only slight variations until you get to the last verse.Then it goes like this:

I am an old woman what's going on eighty
Scarsely a tooth in me head's to be seen
If the villain provokes me I'd make better children
Than ever he could with his engine of steam.
"Long life to you, woman," declared the bold tinker,
"Oh, long may ye live and have youth on your side,
And if all the young girls in ould Ireland were like ye,
O'Connell could lave[leave] his steam engine aside."

Now I hope all the people what live in this country
Ye'll start making children as fast as ye can,
And if ever Her Majesty calls for an army,
We'll be able to send her as many as Dan.