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Thread #162780   Message #3876597
Posted By: The Sandman
11-Sep-17 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Cork Songs
The Night The Goat Broke Loose On Grand Parade
Well, Paddy McGinty bought a house, and lived in Sunday's Well
Situated on the north side of the Lee
Well, he lived all alone in his cosy little home
So he bought a goat to keep him company
Well, says Paddy to the goat, "For you I'll buy a coat
And a visit to Cork city we will pay"
But the goat kicked up a mountain when he saw the Barrack fountain
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

CHORUS: Well, on the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade
All the people of Cork city got afraid
And the shouts went through the country, that The Glen had won the County
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

Well, Mary Ellen Warner stood at Woodford Boden's corner
Sayin' "I'll catch a train to Dublin or I'll die"
But the goat came up behind her and he gave her such a winder
She hadn't time to bid her friends goodbye
And Mary Ann Fitzgibbons got her drawers all torn to ribbons
Running to the Munster Arcade
And it was a sad bereavement when she landed on the pavement
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

CHORUS: Well, on the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade
Mary Anne Fitzgibbons got afraid
She went haring down the Coal Quay
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

Well, the people up in Barracka, when they heard the dreadful news
They all swore out in vengeance what they'd do
So they lined the street in batches, armed with saws and hatchets
But when the goat appeared, they all withdrew
Now the goat came through a door, roaring like a whore
Followed by Cork city fire brigade
And 'twas at the South dock Pier, where he landed in the Weir
And was never seen again on Grand Parade

CHORUS: Well, on the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade
All the people of Cork city got afraid
Connie Doyle and Cathy Barry took a sidecar out to Blarney
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade