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Lyr Req: 'sweep down to the Liffey' / The Ferryman

08 Jan 97 - 04:22 AM (#1199)
Subject: Lyric req: The Ferryman

Looking for the lyrics to 'The Ferryman' (Irish Folk Song)

Thankyou Tony Hurley

11 Jan 97 - 12:31 AM (#1258)
Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Ferryman

This song is too good for no-one to know it! Where the ..... ..... ...... Way down to the Liffey ... .... if you (n)ever loved me Molly, love me now.

13 Jan 97 - 04:39 AM (#1300)
Subject: ...Sweep down to the Liffey

'Oh the strawberry fields sweep down to the Liffey'

Can anyone help me with the lyrics to this Irish song?



21 Jan 97 - 05:36 PM (#1531)
Subject: RE: ...Sweep down to the Liffey

22 Jan 97 - 04:40 AM (#1548)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE FERRYMAN (Pete St John)^^^

Dear friend,
in my version it sounds:

"Where the strawberry beds sweep down to the Liffey"

Here you are the lyrics. Have fun.

(Pete St John)
As recorded by The Dublin City Ramblers on "Dublin City Ramblers Live" (2007)

Oh, the little boats are gone from the breast of Anna Liffey
And the ferrymen are stranded on the Quay.
Sure the Dublin Docks is dyin' and a way of life is gone,
And, Molly, it was part of you and me.

CHORUS: Where the strawberry beds sweep down to the Liffey,
You'll kiss away the worries from my brow.
I love you well today and I'll love you more tomorrow.
If you've ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

2. 'Twas the only job I knew; it was hard but never lonely.
The Liffey ferry made a man of me.
Now it's gone without a whisper, half forgotten even now.
Sure, it's over, Molly, over; can't you see? CHORUS

3. Now I'll tend the yard and I'll spend my days in talkin'
And I'll hear them whisper: "Charlie's on the dole"
But, Molly, we're still livin' and, darlin', we're still young,
And the river never owned me, heart and soul. CHORUS

Ezio, Italy

22 Jan 97 - 05:22 PM (#1573)
Subject: RE: ...Sweep down to the Liffey
From: Jamas

That's the one! Thankyou very much.