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Thread #10527   Message #75865
Posted By: John Wood
05-May-99 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: various songs (mostly Irish)
Hi Camilla.Here's the text to:
Courting is a Pleasure(Lovely Molly).

Courting is a pleasure between my love and I,
And it's down in yonder valley I'll meet her by and by
It's down in yonder valley she is my hearts delight
And it's with you lovely Molly I would stay 'til the broad daylight.
I first produce a bottle and held it in my hand
Saying here's to you my lovely Molly for our courtship is at an end.
So raise your glass lovely Molly,leave the bottom dry to me
For there are ten guineas wagered that married we ne'er shall be.

While going to church last Sunday my love she passed me by,
I knew her mind was changing by the roving of her eye,
I knew her mind was altered to a man of high degree
And it's Molly,lovely Molly your looks have wounded me.

Never court a wee lassie with a dark and a roving eye
Just kiss her and caress her, never tell her the reason why,
Just kiss her and caress her,it will cause her heart to yeild,
For a faint-hearted soldier never gained the battlefield.

Oh I wish I was in London,in Kilburn or in Camden Town
I would call for liquor of the best and I'd pay my money down,
I'd call for the finest liquor and I'd pay before I would go
And I'd roll my Molly in my arms let the wind blow high or low.

Fare thee well Tipperary and likewise farewell Mayo,
For a thousand times my lovely Molly wherever you may go,
America is far away across the ocean blue,
But it's there I'd go my lovely Molly and again would I ne'er see you.

This is the version by ``Any Old Time´´.Sean Keane's version is very similar,except he calls it ``Meeting Is A Pleasure´´,and he leaves out verse 5.

Greetings John.