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Thread #73634   Message #1278655
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Sep-04 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Waxies Dargle
Subject: RE: Lyr. Corr: Waxie's Dargle
I couldn't find Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland the source of the DT version. Here is the complete DT version, with the missing words Mrrzzy supplied, pluse a typo correction or two that I made. Seems to me it's correctly Waxies Dargle (no apostrophe), as shown in the DT.

THE WAXIES DARGLE

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"Will ye come to the Waxies dargle?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"Sure I haven't got a farthing.
I've just been down to Monto town
To see uncle McArdle
But he wouldn't lend me half a crown
For to go to the Waxies dargle."

Cho: What are ye having, will ye have a pint?
Yes, I'll have a pint with you, sir,
And if one of us doesn't order soon
We'll be thrown out of the boozer.

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"Will ye come to the Galway races?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"With the price of my aul' lad's braces.
I went down to Capel Street
To the Jew man moneylenders
But they wouldn't give me a couple of bob on
My aul' lad's suspenders."

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"We have no beef or mutton
But if we go down to Monto town
We might get a drink for nuttin'"
Here's a piece of good advice
I got from an aul' fishmonger:
"When food is scarce and you see the hearse
You'll know you have died of hunger.

From Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland, Ossian Publications
Note: Waxies are candlemakers; Waxies Dargle is their annual excursion to Bray.
Tune is Brighton Camp, or Girl I Left Behind Me.
RG

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RG


Here's a version that's just a bit different:

Waxies Dargle

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan,
"Will you come to the Waxies Dargle?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"Sure I haven't got a farthing.
I've just been down to Monto town
To see young Kill McArdle,
But he wouldn't give me half a crown
To go to the Waxies Dargle."

CHORUS
What will you have, will you have a pint?
I'll have a pint with you, sir,
And if one of you doesn't order soon
We'll be thrown out of the boozer.

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan,
"Will you come to Galway Races?"
Says your aul' wan to my aol wan,
"With the price of my aul' lad's braces.
I went down to Capel Street,
To the Jew man moneylenders,
But they wouldn't give me a couple of bob
On my oul' lad's [red] suspenders."

CHORUS

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan,
"We have no beef or mutton,
But if we go down to Monto Town,
We might get a drink for nuttin'.
Here's a piece of advice
I got from an aul fishmonger,
When food is scarce, and you see the hearse,
You'll know you have died of hunger."

CHORUS

from the Very Best Irish Songs and Ballads, Walton Manufacturing, 1999


Note: The waxies (candle makers) held an annual outing to the seaside town of Bray, County Wicklow, 12 miles south of Dublin.

Joe's note: Today, you can take an outing to Bray on the DART Rapid Transit from Dublin, a beautiful train ride along the shore of the Irish Sea.

-Joe Offer-