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Thread #8267   Message #2691951
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Aug-09 - 09:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosie Up in Moore Street (Pete St. John)
Subject: DT Corr: Rosie Up in Moore Street (Pete St. John)
Good Old John did a good transcription, and that's what was included in the Digital Tradition. But Big Mick gave me a Pete St. John songbook, and it has a few corrections:

ROSIE UP IN MOORE STREET
(Pete St. John)

CHORUS
Rosie up in Moore Street, tipplin' neath her shawl,
The ould ball of malt and the chaser,
Oh Rosie she was neat, ah, the Queen of all the street,
For Rosie was the Dealers' Darlin'.


Nancy Balls and Bulls-Eyes, Liquorice Sticks and plums,
Credit till the pawn doors open,
She'd never see you wrong, trade an apple for a song,
And Rosie was the Dealers' Darlin'.

Rosie saw the changes from carriages to cars,
The times when the street was a haven,
A social looking-glass for the toffs and working class,
And Rosie was the Dealers' Darlin'.

Dublin never changes and Dublin never dies,
And dealin' is a trade worth savin',
Ans Rosie was the Queen of the whole Dublin scene,
For Rosie was the Dealers' Darlin'.

Source: The Fields of Athenry: Songs of Pete St. John (Soodlum)


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