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ADD: Pat of Mullingar/The Man from Mullingar^^^

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PAT OF MULLINGAR


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Subject: Pat of Mullingar
From: ksmith@kih.net
Date: 03 May 97 - 11:26 AM

I need the lyrics to Pat of Mullingar, as recorded by the Irish Rovers. Can anyone helps me?


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR
From: Bob Landry
Date: 05 May 97 - 03:32 PM

Here's what I wrote down back in the 1960's. I'm not sure whose version it is. Enjoy!

PAT OF MULLINGAR

1. You may talk and sing and boast about your fellers and your clans,
And how the boys from County Cork beat up the Black and Tan.
But I know a little codger who came out without a scar.
His name is Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar.

CHORUS: The fellers chased him out of Town O'Meara,
For beatin' up the valiant Dan O'Hara.
And when he came to Ballymore, he stole the Parson's car,
And he sold it to the Bishop in the town of Castlegar.
Seven hundred fellers couldn't match him.
The Chieftain paid the army for to catch him.
And when he came to Dublin Town, he stole an armoured car
And sold it to the I. R. A. brigade in Mullingar.

2. Well the fellers got their orders to suppress the man on sight.
So they sent for reinforcements through the county left and right.
Three thousand men surrounded him, they hunted near and far.
But he was with the I. R. A. brigade in Johnson's motorcar. CHORUS

3. They came with tanks and armoured cars, they came with all their might.
Them fellers never counted on old Paddy's dynamite.
On the fourteenth day of April, well he blew them to July.
And the name of Paddy Mulligan took half of Ireland's pride. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Pat of Mullingar
From:
Date: 05 May 97 - 04:33 PM

The version I had is much the same except where you have fellers I had "Peelers" which is a nickname for policemen named (I think) after Robert Peel the founder of the London Constabulary. Where you have Town O'Meara I have Connemara and I have Mullingar instead of Castlegar. I have "And the name of Paddy Mulligan caught the girl's of Ireland's eye" as the last line.

Otherwise its the same.

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: Pat of Mullingar
From: Bob Landry
Date: 05 May 97 - 05:32 PM

Frank, your version has a higher probability of being correct. I now remember that I transcribed the words from an LP recorded by a friend of mine in Cape Breton during the 1970's. Therefore, my version of the names is phonetic based on my limited knowledge of the geography of Ireland.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Pat of Mullingar
From: tweed
Date: 12 May 97 - 03:18 PM

I think the first part should contain "Fenians and your clans" rather than what you have--

I agree that "The peelers chased him out of Connemara,"

I thought it was "For beating up the bailiff's man O'Hara"

Castlebar (in Mayo) rather than Castlegar?

"Seven hundred peelers couldn't match him,

The chief sent out the orders for to catch him" ?????

Isn't the last line

"And the name of Paddy Mulligan, the girls of Ireland sigh!"


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Subject: RE: Pat of Mullingar
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 12 May 97 - 03:49 PM

I guess one more fix won't hurt. It's Ballymoe, not Ballymore........Tiger


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Subject: RE: Pat of Mullingar
From: Bob Landry
Date: 12 May 97 - 03:57 PM

Frank, Tweed, & Ralph

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll update my database

Bob


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Subject: Need words
From: Brendan Quigley (BQ7040@rncb.ac.uk
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 12:50 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to "Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar". I can't find it in the database.

Brendan Quigley


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 05:55 PM

Brendan... Think we discussed this a while back, but here's the words. As performed by The Irish Rovers...Tiger

PAT OF MULLINGAR

1. You may talk and sing and boast about your Fenians and your clans,
And how the boys from County Cork b’at up the black an’ tans,
But I know a little codger who came out without a scar.
His name was Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar.

CHORUS: The Peelers chased him out of Connemara
For b’atin’ up the bailiff’s man O’Hara,
And when he came to Ballymoe, he stole the parson’s car,
And he sold it to the bishop in the town of Castlebar.
Seven hundred Peelers couldn’t match him.
The chief sent out the orders for to catch him,
And when he came to Dublin town, he stole an armored car,
And he gave it the I.R.A. brigade in Mullingar.

2. Well, the Peelers got their orders to suppress the man at sight,
So they sent for reinforcements through the country left and right.
Three thousand men surrounded him. They hunted near and far,
But he was with the I.R.A. in Johnson’s motor car.

3. They came with tanks and armored cars. They came with all their might.
Them Peelers never counted on old Paddy’s dynamite.
On the fourteenth day of April, when he blew them to July,
And the name of Paddy Mulligan, the girls of Ireland sigh!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAN FROM MULLINGAR
From: Ezio
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 04:37 AM

THE MAN FROM MULLINGAR

You may talk and write and boast about your Fenians and your clans
And how the boys of the county Cork beat up the Black and Tans
And view a little ??? who come out without a scar
His name was Paddy Mullingan, the man from Mullingar

Chorus:
And the peelers chased him out of Connemara
For beating up the valiant sclon O'Hara
And when he came to Ballymote, he stole the parsons goat
And sold him to the bishop in the town of Castlebar
Seven hundred peeler's cousins hinchmen
The king sent out an order for to lynch him
When Patrick come to Dublin, he stole a motor car
And gave it to the I.R.A. Brigade in Mullingar.

On Easter Monday when the boys did hear the bugle's sound
Paldeen raised the flag of war down in his native town
First he went to make his peace with dear old Father Maher
Then went out and blew the barrack up, and wrecked half Mullingar.

Chorus

When Ireland takes her place among the nations of the world
And her flag of orange, white and green to the four winds is unfurled
When you read the roll of honour you'll find mark'd with a star
Patrick Sarsfield Mullingan, the man from Mullingar!

Chorus

(Recorded by The Wolfe Tones)


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The man from Mullingar (+RA)
From: Brack&
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 07:56 AM

RA

And view a little ??? who come out without a scar, ...is codger.

For beating up the valiant sclon O'Hara? Shouldn't that be scion?

Seven hundred peeler's cousins hinchmen (Alt) Seven hundred peeler's couldn't catch him The king sent out an order for to lynch him (Alt) The king sent out an order for to lash him

Mick


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The man from Mullingar (+RA)
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 10:14 PM

G'day,
I have a version in which it seems he "stole a parson's car"

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The man from Mullingar (+RA)
From: Brack&
Date: 14 Jun 98 - 07:09 PM

Parson's car is right Alan.

Mick


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The man from Mullingar (+RA)
From: Brad
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 12:16 AM

In case you didn't know, the line "when Ireland takes her place among the nations of the world" is lifted from Robert Emmet's speech from the dock while being tried for his role in the United Irishmen's Rising of 1798. To paraphrase: "When Ireland takes her place among the nations of the world, then let them write my epitaph..." Thought it only appropriate to mention since this is the 200th Anniversary of the event, and I think it is important (and interesting) to learn the underlying history behind the songs.

By the way, in one of his books, William Safire cited Emmet's defense as one of the greatest speeches of all time.


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Subject: Irish Rovers -- Pat of Mullingar wanted
From: Jennifer Burdoo
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 12:01 AM

Another song from 'The Unicorn.' Anyone got it?

Thanks.

Jennifer


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAN FROM MULLINGAR
From: Big Mick Lane
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 03:23 AM

Hi Jennifer,

The song is titled "THE MAN FROM MULLINGAR." Here are the words to this version:

1. You may talk and write and boast about your Fenians and your clans,
And how the boys of county Cork beat up the Black and Tans,
And view a little codger who came out without a scar.
His name was Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar.

CHORUS: And the peelers chased him out of Connemara
For beating up the valiant scion O'Hara.
When Paddy came to Ballymote, he stole the Parson's goat
And sold him to the Bishop down in Ardagh.
Seven hundred peeler's hinchmen (....couldn't catch him)
The King sent out an order for lynch him.
When Patrick came to Dublin Park, he stole his motor car,
And gave it to the IRA brigade in Mullingar.

2. On Easter Monday when the boys did hear the bugle's sound,
Paideen raised the flag of war down in his native town.
First he went to make his peace with dear old Father Maher,
Then went out and blew the barracks up, and wrecked half of Mullingar.

3. When Ireland takes her place among the nations of the world,
And her flag of orange, white and green to the four winds is unfurled,
When you read about the roll of honour you will find mark'd with a star
Patrick Sarsfield Mulligan, the man from Mulligar.


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Subject: RE: Irish Rovers -- Pat of Mullingar wanted
From: Jennifer Burdoo
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 12:21 PM

Well, at least I have the chorus down pat now. Anyone got the rest of the verses as sung by the Irish Rovers? Also, what's the history of this song? Was Mulligan a real person?

Thanks, Jennifer


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR (from Irish Rovers)
From: Tiger
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 08:28 PM

Try this one. The databas version has several problems....Tiger

Pat Of Mullingar - Irish Rovers

You may talk and sing and boast about your Fenians and your clans,
And how the boys from County Cork b'at up the black an' tans,
But I know a little codger who came out without a scar.
His name was Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar.

    CHORUS
    The Peelers chased him out of Connemara
    For b'atin' up the bailiff's man O'Hara,
    And when he came to Ballymoe, he stole the parson's car,
    And he sold it to the bishop in the town of Castlebar.

    Seven hundred Peelers couldn't match him,
    The chief sent out the orders for to catch him,
    And when he came to Dublin town, he stole an armored car,
    And he gave it the I.R.A. brigade in Mullingar.

Well, the Peelers got their orders to suppress the man at sight,
So they sent for reinforcements through the country left and right.
Three thousand men surrounded him, they hunted near and far,
But he was with the I.R.A. in Johnson's motor car.

    CHORUS

They came with tanks and armored cars, they came with all their might,
Them Peelers never counted on old Paddy's dynamite.
On the fourteenth day of April, when he blew them to July,
And the name of Paddy Mulligan, the girls of Ireland sigh!

    CHORUS


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Subject: Tune Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 02:45 AM

Tune is missing hrom DT. I split the tune into 2 parts (Verse 6/8 time and Chorus 2/4). My understanding is that Alan's program doesn't hanle key change or changes of time signature. Maybe I'm incorrect. Regards, John.

MIDI file: mulling1.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Pat of Mullingar (Verse 6/8 time)
Copyright: Sequenced © 1999 by John J Leahy
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
Key: D
TimeSig: 6/8 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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Q:1/4=120
K:D
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C2B,C2D|E5A|A2AA2B|G2GG2A|F2FF2D|E5A|A2AA2A|
A2BA2G|F2DE2C|D21/8||

MIDI file: mulling2.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Pat of Mullingar (Chorus 2/4 Time)
Copyright: Sequenced © 1999 by John J Leahy
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
Key: D
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Pat of Mullingar (Chorus 2/4 Time)
M:2/4
Q:1/4=120
K:D
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A3FG2F2|G2A2F4|F2G2A2A2|A3AA2B2|A3GF2D2|E2C2D4|
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAN FROM MULLINGAR
From: Quincy
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 12:22 PM

I have a slightly different version with a few more verses.

1. You may talk and write and boast about your Fenians and your clans,
And how the boys from County Cork beat up the Black and Tans.
And view a little codger who came out without a scar,
His name was Paddy Mulligan, the man from Mullingar.

CHORUS: The Peelers chased him out of Connemara
For beating up the valiant scan O'Hara
And when he came to Ballymote He stole the parson's car
And he sold it to the Bishop In the town of Mullingar.
Oh! Seven hundred peelers couldn't catch him - catch him,
The king sent out an order for to lash him - lash him,
When Patrick came to Dublin Town He stole an armoured car,
And he gave it to the I.R.A. Brigade in Mullingar.

2. Oh Easter Monday morning when the boys declared a sound,
Patrick raised the flag of war down in his native town,
First he went to make his peace with dear old Father Maher,
He went out and blew the Barracks up and the Man from Mullingar. CHORUS

3. And when Ireland takes its place among the nations of the world,
A flag of Orange, White and Green to the forewinds is unfurled,
You'll read the role of honour and you'll find with a marked scar,
The name of Sarsfield Mulligan, the Man from Mullingar.


There you go Airto and Joe Dolan didn't even get a mention!!!! I've searched and searched the web for sarsfield, paddy mulligan etc. but alas nothing.

Good luck! best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Need words for
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 03:27 PM

There ar 4 copies of "Pat of Mullingar" on the Bodley Ballads website (Mudcat's Links).


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Subject: RE: Need words for
From: Robby
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 02:57 PM

The version of The Man from Mullingar, posted by Ralph Butts, is the version recorded by the Irish Rovers on their Unicorn LP. The Rovers, however, only recorded the first, third and fourth verses of the original poem. The verses, posted by Quincy, that begin "On Easter Monday" and "When Ireland takes her place", are actually the second and fifth verse of the poem. Unfortunately, I have long since forgotten the title of the book in which I found the poem.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Pat of Mullingar/The Man from Mullingar^^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:15 PM

The Traditional Ballad Index has a bit on this song:

Pat of Mullingar

DESCRIPTION: "They may talk of Flying Childers" and other fast horses but none compares to the filly that drags Pat Mulingar's jaunting car. She won cups but "lost an eye at Limerick and an ear at Waterloo... She's gentle as the dove sirs, her speed you can't deny"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1862 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 15(234b))
KEYWORDS: racing horse
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 18, 1815 - Battle of Waterloo
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, p. 10, "Pat of Mullingar" (1 text)
OLochlainn 90, "Pat of Mullingar" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3067
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 15(234b), "Pat of Mullingar", J.O. Bebbington (Manchester), 1858-1861; also 2806 c.15(130), Harding B 11(2967), 2806 b.11(121), "Pat of Mullingar"; Harding B 26(503), Harding B 19(91), "Pat of Mullinger"
Notes: Flying Childers, born in 1714, "is considered the first truly great racehorse in the history of the Thoroughbred." (source: Thoroughbred Heritage site) - BS
File: OCon010

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Bibiography
Go to the Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2007 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 03:40 PM

This is the song referred to by the Traditional Ballad Index.
From the Bodleian Ballad Collection, 2806 b.11(121). (2806 c.15(130) is very similar.):


PAT OF MULLINGAR.

1. They may talk of Flying Childers, and the speed of Harkaway,
Till the fancy it bewilders, as you list to what they say;
But for real bone and beauty, though you travel near and far,
The fastest mare you'll find belongs to Pat of Mullingar.

CHORUS: She can trot along, jog along, drag a jaunting car,
No day's too long, when set along by Pat of Mullingar.

2. She was bred in Connemara, and brought up at Castlemaine,
She won cups at the Curragh, and a charger was in Spain;
All countries and conveyances she has been buckled to.
She lost an eye at Limerick and at Aughrim lost a shoe.*

3. If a friend you wish to find, sir, I'll go where'er you want,
I'll drive you out o' your mind, sir, or a little way beyant;
Like an arrow through the air, if you'll step upon the car,
You'll ride behind the little mare of Pat of Mullingar.

4. If Dollymount or Kingstown, is the place you wish to see,
Or I'll drive you to the Strawberry Beds, it's all the same to me;
To Donnybrook, whose ancient fair was famed for love and war,
Or if you have the time to spare, we'll go to Mullingar.

5. When on the road we're goin', the other carmen try
Without the darlin' knowin', to pass her on the sly;
Her one ear points up to the sky, she tucks her haunches in,
Then shows the lads how she can fly as I sit still and grin.

6. Then should yez want a car, sirs, I hope you'll not forget
Poor Pat of Mullingar, sirs, and his darling little pet;
She's gentle as the dove, sirs; her speed you can't deny,
And there's no blind side about her, tho' she only has one eye.


* 2806 c.15(130) says "and an ear at Waterloo"—which is consistent with the "one ear" mentioned in verse 5.

[Another somewhat different version is in Irish Come-All-Ye's compiled and arranged by Manus O'Conor (New York: The Popular Publishing Company, 1901), page 10.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 04:00 PM

Another version, from the Bodleian Ballad Collection, Harding B 15(234b):


PAT OF MULLINGAR.

1. I'm going to sing to you a song, if you'll but list to me.
I don't intend to keep you long, and that you'll plainly see.
It's all about my little car, the neatest e'er was seen.
It's painted red and white, and on the door it's green.

CHORUS: She can jog along, trot along, drag an ould Irish car.
No day's too long when she is drove by Pat of Mullingar.

2. The French are coming here, I suppose that you all know.
They don't forget the flogging that they got at Waterloo.
But if they come to Ireland, let it be for peace of war,
I'll drive them to the Strawberry Beds, says Pat of Mullingar

3. You may talk of Flying Dutchman, or the speed of Hark, Away!
Till your head it gets bewildered when you hear what these boys say;
But for real bone and beauty, too, sure you might travel far,
But the swiftest mare you'll find belongs to Pat of Mullingar.

4. She was born at Conamargh and brought up at Castle Bay.
She won cups at the Curragh and her charge it was in Spain.
All countries and communions she has been buckled to.
She lost an ear at Limerick and an eye at Waterloo.

5. Now, should you want a car, sir, I'll drive you where'er you mind.
I'll drive you every where about; I'll drive you out of your mind.
Like an arrow through the air, if you step upon my car,
You'll fly behind the little mare of Pat of Mullingar.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT OF MULLINGAR (from Bodleian)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 06:19 PM

Another version, from the Bodleian Ballad Collection, Firth c.19(69), "between 1863 and 1885":


PAT OF MULLINGAR.

1. Now ladies and gentlemen, pray how do you do?
If you want an Irish jaunting car, och! mine's the one for you .
You may go along the road, or walking very far,
But take a little sit and trip with Pat of Mullingar.

CHORUS: She can trot along, she can gallop along, and drive a jaunting car.
No day's too long if drove along by Pat of Mullingar.

2. Mother Cummins tried to pass me on the road, but never mind.
I whipp'd up my nag and left her far behind.
For one ear she cocked up to the sky and the other to her shin.
I'll drive you bang to blazes, while I sit still and grin.

3. When the Queen she came to Ireland her health to get round,
She asked Pat of Mullingar would he drive her up and down.
Says I, ma'am, yes, yer honour, quickly that I'll do,
For she lost one eye at Limerick and the other at Waterloo.

4. Sometimes I'm hired by drunken men, teetotalers and my friends.
A carman has so much to do his duty never ends.
From morn to night I have to drive, arrah! both near and far,
At night I go a-courting on my Irish jaunting car.

5. Sometimes I read the newspapers and yet I'm thought a dunce.
I hear that Garibaldi has agreed to visit us,
And if he comes to old Ireland with his gallant sons of Mars,
I'll treat him well with whiskey, will Pat of Mullingar.

6. If you want to find your friends, I'll take you there at once,
I'll drive you out of your mind, and a little way beyond.
Like an arrow through the air, if you step upon my car,
I'll drive you down to Limerick town, will Pat of Mullingar.

7. Now when the war is over, I hope that soon it will,
For my stunning jaunting car was never known to spill;
But may every true-hearted Briton have whiskey in his jar
To drink success to Pat Tregannon, and his Irish jaunting car.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Pat of Mullingar/The Man from Mullingar^^^
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 06:51 AM

A song from the same part of the world
Season's whatsits
Jim Carroll

THE MULLINGAR RECRUIT.

It was on one sultry summers day when, tired of working at the hay
I lay and watched a regiment marching by to foreign wars.
I don't know how it came about, I must have slept, without a doubt,
For I dreamt I took that shilling that day in Mullingar.

Oh sergeant A gradh Mo Choidhe, will you swap back again with me,
For my old coat and overcoat were warmer by far,
And besides, my heart will surely break if friends and neigbours I forsake,
And wear the highland petticoat going down to Mullingar.

But the sergeant he spoke sharp to me, you might as well contented be,
You went and took the shilling down in Mary Ann Egan's Bar,
And as for those you leave behind, you might as well make up your mind;,
You've gone and put your foot in it this day in Mullingar.

'Twas then I went with grief and pain, but all my protests were in vain:
We marched through Monesterevin with a general in a car.
And when we came to Wexford Town, straight to the transport we sailed down,
And sailed away to Indian, farewell to Mullingar.

The heat was heavy overhead, we fought till nearly all were dead,
From Sutelaig to Khyber, till we came to Kandahar,
And those Indians were a terrible lot, they gave it to us hard and hot,
I lost two legs by cannon shot and I sighed for Mullingar.

It was on the bloody ground I lay, in deep despair, I could not pray
I cursed the day I 'listed and my joy in life did mar,
When someone near me gave a shout, I woke right up and looked about,
Thank god I was only dreaming, I was back in Mullingar.

I gazed around me with delight, I felt my own two legs, all right,
I kissed the ground I lay upon and I thanked my lucky stars,
I swore no soldiering I'd try unless for Ireland's cause to die,
King George may stuff his shilling up, I'm content in Mullingar


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