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Stewie 14 Jun 09 - 09:33 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LAMBEG DRUMMER (Mickey MacConnell)
From: Stewie
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 09:33 PM

LAMBEG DRUMMER
(Mickey MacConnell)

I met her on a far Greek isle,
Our accents Irish, a glance, a smile
This girl I could not love at home,
I loved in Greece and later, Rome
On through France and the dust of Spain,
Christ, I'll never love like that again
All through that long grape-picking summer
Now she's the wife of a Lambeg drummer

And she touched my cheek in Brittany
'What a shame you're Mick, not Sam', said she
'Or Stewart, Cecil, Ian, Rob,
'Or Billy, Ivan, Jack or Bob
'You're locked inside some Fenian dream
'You long for things that might have been
'But let's not waste what's left of summer
'Before I wed my Lambeg drummer'

Sometimes I'd watch her while she'd sleep
From firelight soft to shadow deep
And I'd wonder why Cupid's dart
Must miss the head to wound the heart
And I knew it all too soon would end
Two hearts not lost, just out on lend.
And one day I'd reclaim mine from her
And set hers free, for her Lambeg drummer

And we wandered a deserted beach
Though I held her hand she was out of reach
Side by side, but both alone
As we thought about the news from home
And I knew 'twas time for letting go
Of this sweet and most beloved foe
For her ears were tuned to a tribal thunder
That called her home to her Lambeg drummer

In a drab Dutch town, we said goodbye
I had to hitch, she chose to fly
'Twas only as she turned to go
That I told her what she had to know
That had she been Mary, Breege or Kate
We'd have walked together out the airport gate
And I'd never more be parted from her
By time or tide or a Lambeg drummer.

Well I watched the Orange Twelfth parade
I was half impressed and half dismayed
And there I saw the girl I loved
All hatted, sashed, bemedalled, gloved
More lovely than she'd ever been
And she was Orange and I was Green
Her love outblazed a Spanish summer
That's squandered now on a Lambeg drummer

And had she been Mary, Breege or Kate
We'd have walked together out the airport gate
And I'd never more be parted from her
By time or tide or a Lambeg drummer

Source: transcription from Mickey MacConnell 'Joined Up Writing'

--Stewie.


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