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Fields of Athenry, The
Author(s): Pete St. John
By a lonely prison wall I heard a young girl calling Micheal they are taking you away For you stole Trevelyn's corn So the young might see the morn. Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay. Low lie the Fields of Athenry Where once we watched t...
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Seven Drunken Nights
Author(s): Traditional
As I went home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be I saw a horse outside the door where my old horse should be Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me Who owns that horse outside the door where my old horse should be?...
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Wild Rover, The
Author(s): Traditional
I've been a wild rover for many's the year I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer But now I'm returning with gold in great store And I never will play the wild rover no more And it's No, Nay, never, No, nay never no more Will I play the wild...
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Lord Of The Dance
Author(s): Sydney Carter
I danced in the morning when the world was young I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth At Bethlehem I had my birth Dance, dance, wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance, said he And...
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Green Fields Of France
Author(s): Eric Bogle
Well, how do you do, Private William McBride, Do you mind if I sit down here by your graveside? And rest for awhile in the warm summer sun, I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done. And I see by your gravestone you were only 19 When you joi...
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Foggy Dew, The
Author(s): Traditional
As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by No fife did hum nor battle drum did sound it's dread tatoo But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell rang out through the foggy dew Ri...
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Black Velvet Band, The
Author(s): Traditional
Well, in a neat little town they call Belfast, apprentice to trade I was bound Many an hours sweet happiness, have I spent in that neat little town A sad misfortune came over me, which caused me to stray from the land Far away from my friends and relati...
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Finnegans Wake
Author(s): Traditional
Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin Street, a gentle Irishman mighty odd He had a brogue both rich and sweet, an' to rise in the world he carried a hod You see he'd a sort of a tipplers way but the love for the liquor poor Tim was born To help him on his way e...
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Town I Loved So Well, The
Author(s): Phil Coulter
In my memory I will always see the town that I have loved so well Where our school played ball by the gasyard wall and we laughed through the smoke and the smell Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane past the jail and down behind the founta...
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Band Played Waltzing Matilda, The
Author(s): Eric Bogle
When I was a young man I carried me pack And I lived the free life of the rover From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback I waltzed my Matilda all over Then in 1915 my country said: Son, It's time to stop rambling, there's work to be done So...
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Beer Beer Beer
Author(s): Traditional
A long time ago, way back in history, when all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea. Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops, and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops. He must have been an admiral a sultan or a k...
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Danny Boy
Author(s): Traditional
Oh Danny Boy the pipes, the pipes are calling from glen to glen and down the mountain side The summer's gone and all the roses dying 'tis you 'tis you must go and I must bide But come ye back when summer's in the meadow or when the valley's hushed a...
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Molly Malone
Author(s): Traditional
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O! A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O! Crying cockle...
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Back Home In Derry
Author(s): Bobby Sands
In 1803 we sailed out to sea Out from the sweet town of Derry For Australia bound if we didn't all drown And the marks of our fetters we carried. In the rusty iron chains we sighed for our wains As our good wives we left in sorrow. As the mainsails ...
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She Moved Through the Fair
Author(s): Unknown
My young love said to me, my mother won´t mind And my father won´t slight you for your lack of kine, And she stepped away from me and this she did say, It will not be long love ´til our wedding day. She stepped away from me and she moved...
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SAM Song
Author(s): Gerry O'Glacain
Well I have been a Provo now for 15 years or more with armalites and mortorbombs I thought I knew the score But now we have a weapon, we've never used before The Brits are looking worried - and their going to worry more! Tiocfaidh Ar La, sing Up the ...
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My Wild Irish Rose
Author(s): Chauncey Olcott
If you listen I'll sing you a sweet little song Of a flower that's now droped and dead, Yet dearer to me, yes than all of its mates, Though each holds aloft its proud head. Twas given to me by a girl that I know, Since we've met, faith I've known no r...
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Lakes of Pontchartrain
Author(s): Unknown
T'was on one bright March morning I bid New Orleans adieu And I took the rode to Jackson town, me fortune to renew I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain Which filled me heart with longin' for the Lakes of Pontchartain. I stepped on b...
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Wasn't that a party
Author(s): Tom Paxton
Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin. Could have been three or four six-packs, I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in, My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die, Tell me, me oh me oh my, Wasn't that a party? Someone took a...
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Let the People sing
Author(s): Unknown
For those who are in love There's a song that's warm and tender. For those who are oppressed In song you can protest. So liberate your minds And give your soul expression. Open up your hearts, I'll sing for you this song. Let the people s...
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Boys of the Old Brigade, The
Author(s): Traditional
Oh, father why are you so sad On this bright Easter morn´ When Irish men are proud and glad Of the land that they were born? Oh, son, I see in mem´ries few Of far off distant days When being just a lad like you I joined the IRA. Whe...
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A Nation Once Again
Author(s): Thomas Osbourne Davis
When boyhood's fire was in my blood I read of ancient freemen, For Greece and Rome who bravely stood, Three hundred men and three men; And then I prayed I yet might see Our fetters rent in twain, And Ireland, long a province, be. A Nation once again...
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All For Me Grog
Author(s): Unknown
And it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog All for me beer and tobacco Well I spent all me tin on the lassies drinking gin Across the western ocean I must wander Where are me boots, me noggin, noggin boots they're all gone for beer and tobacco F...
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Whiskey, You're The Devil
Author(s): Traditional
Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray Over hills and mountains and to Americae You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober Oh, now, brave boys, we're on the march and off to P...
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Black is the Color
Author(s): Christy Moore
Black is the color of my true love`s hair Her lips are like some roses fair She`s the sweetest face and the gentlest hands. I love the ground whereon she stands I love my love and well she knows I love the ground whereon she goes. But some times I ...
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Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal
Author(s): Pete Gallagher
You may talk about Atlantis, how it´s lost beneath the sea Or the grave of the unknown soldier and the cry of the old banshee Who was the man in the iron mask, was Jack the ripper set free? But ask them all where´s Donegal, and it´s still a mys...
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Rare Old Mountain Dew, The
Author(s): Samuel Lover
Let the grasses grow and the waters flow in a free and easy way But give me enough of the rare old stuff that's made near Galway Bay Come gangers all from Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim too Oh, we'll give 'em a slip and we'll take a sip of the rare o...
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Only Our Rivers Run Free
Author(s): Michael McConnell
When apples still grow in November When Blossoms still bloom from each tree When leaves are still green in December It's then that our land will be free I wander her hills and her valleys And still through my sorrow I see A land that has never known...
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Forty Shades of Green
Author(s): Johnny Cash
I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea from the fishin boats at Dingle to the shores at Dunehea I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen the moorlands and meadows and their Forty Shades of Green But most of all I miss a girl in...
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Joe McDonnell
Author(s): Brian Warfield
Oh my name is Joe McDonnell From Belfast town I came That city I will never see again For in the town of Belfast I spent many happy days And I loved that town in oh so many ways For it's there I spent my childhood And found for me a wife I then set...
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