The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
C EWAN MCCOLL / P COLGEMS-EMI MUSIC INC

Lyrics

I left my love, by the gass works wall I dreamed a dream, by the old canal I kissed my girl, by the factory wall Chorus Dirty old town, dirty old town Clouds are driftin, all across the moor Cats are prowlin' all along thier beats And springs a girl from the streets below I herad a siren, from across the docks I saw a train set the night on fire I smelt the spring on the smokey wind I'm going to make me, a good sharp axe Shinin' steel tempered in the fire I'll cut you down, like a dead oak tree
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
Pierce Campbell/Twelfth Octave Music

Lyrics

I'd not set my sights on a sail since last Sunday That's something unnatural for a sailor ya see So I asked an old man which way to the water For I've got to get back to where a sailor should be Oh lord, please hear my call, for a ship with no water is no ship at all He said to me lad, ya better sit down and listen I've somethin' ta tell ya you'll find grim I fear You've been here since Sunday and it seems you've forgotten But the fact is, ya see, ya can't get there from here I asked the old man for a clear explanation How could it be I can't get to the sea Ya just died as a pirate and now you're in Hades And as penance you'll live inland for eternity t’was then I remembered the whole bloody story My life as a scoundrel and all my foul deeds I was hung from the yardarm by the British last Sunday I guess ya pay in the end for the life that ya lead This is hell for a brigand if there ever was one No water, no women, no gold blood or rum Old man it is torture without these to live He says "that's the point lad, for ya get what ya give"
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys

Lyrics

There was a wild colonioal boy, Jack Duggan was his name He was born and raised in Ireland, in a place called Castle Maine He was his father's only son, his mother's pride and joy And dearly did his parents love, the Wild Colonial Boy At the early age of sixteen years, he left his native land And to Australia's sunny land, he was inclined to roam He robbed the rich, he helped the poor, he stabbed James McAvoy A terror to Austailia was the Wild Colonial Boy One morning on the prarie, Jack Duggan rode along While listening to a mocking bird, singing a cheerful song Out jumped three troopers fierce and grim, Kelly, Davis, and Fitzroy They all set out to capture him, The Wild Colonial Boy Surrender now Jack Duggan, you see there's three to one Surrender in the Queen's high name, you are a plundering son Jack drew two pistols from his side, and glared upon fitzroy I'll fight but not surrender said the Wild Colonial Boy He fired a shot a Kelly, which brought him to the ground He fired point blank at Davis, who fell dead at the sound But a bullet pierced his brave young heart, from the pistol of Fitrzroy And that is how they captured him, the Wild Colonial Boy
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
F. E. WEATHERLY trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys

Lyrics

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are callin' From glenn to glenn, and down the mountain side The summer's gone, and all the roses dyin' '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 and white with snow 'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh Danny Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so But when ye come and all the flowers dying And I am dead, as dead I well may be You'll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say, an ave there for me And I shall hear though soft you tread above me And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be If you will bend and tell me that you love me Then I shall sleep in peace, until you come to me
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
Pierce Campbell / Twelfth Octave Music

Lyrics

The long journey is almost done Sun’s setting twilights begun A river vast and thick as oil On which the boatman forever toils Keep your eye upon the penny meant to pay the boatman No gold or silver can be used to reach the other side Keep the copper in you eye or roam the banks forever No penny for the boatman, no penny for the ride No penny for the boatman, no penny for the ride Pockets empty of the boatman’s fare To cross alone one would never dare Without the coin the journey never ends Seeking payment his hand extends A stranger’s kindness and a copper gift Will ensure the boatman’s oars are swift The soul is yearning as the shore draws nigh Copper tears of relief are cried
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
C MARIJOHN WILKIN, DANNY DILL / P UNIVERSAL - SONGS OF POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC

Lyrics

Ten years ago on a cold dark night, someone was killed 'neath the town hall lights. There were few at the scene, but they all agreed, that the slayer who ran looked a lot like me. She walks these hills, in a long black veil. She visits my grave, when the night winds wail. Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows, but me The Judge said son, what is your alibi, if you were somewhere else, then you won't have to die. I spoke not a word, though it meant my life, for i'd been in the arms of my best friends wife. Now the scaffold is high, and eternity's near. She stood in the crowd, and shed not a tear. But some times at night, when the cold wind moans In a long black veil, she cries over my bones
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys

Lyrics

One pleasant morning in the month of June While I was sitting in my room A singer sat on an Ivy bunch And the song he sang was the Jug of Punch Chorus Toura Loura Loo, Toura loura leah What more diversion could a man desire Than to sit him down by an alter fire Upon his knee, a pretty wench And on the table a jug of punch And if I get drunk, well me money's me own And them that don't like me, can leave me alone I'll tune me fiddle, and I'll rosen me bow And I'll be welcome wherever I go And when I'm dead and in my grave No fancy tombstone will I crave Just lay me down in my native piece With a jug of punch at my head and feet
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
Pierce Campbell/Twelfth Octave Music

Lyrics

Some men drink whiskey, some men drink wine Some don't drink at all, some drink all the time But me, I like porter, just one pint a day As I walk home from work, the pub's on the way Chorus I've a fine job, a warm hearth and good wife But one pint of porter makes perfect my life I don't drink any more, I don't drink any less But here is a secret that I must confess After one pint of porter, I don't count all the rest A pint with the lads is a fine time indeed And talkin' the social's something every man needs But a gift of the gab with a powerful thirst Will send ya home smilin' for better for worse Life can be cheerful if you live it just so And here are two things that all men should know If you've a good woman, never ye stray And take one pint of porter at the end of the day
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys

Lyrics

Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage River Mersey, fare thee well I am bound for California A place I know right well So fare thee well, my own true love When I return united we will be It's not the leaving of Liverpool that's grieving me But my darling when I think of thee I'm bound off for California By the way of stormy Cape Horn And I'm bound to write you a letter, love When I am homeward bound Chorus: I have signed on a Yankee Clipper ship Davy Crockett is her name And Burgess is the Captain of her And they say she's a floating Hell I have shipped with Burgess once before And I think I know him well If a man's a seaman, he can get along If not, then he's sure in Hell Farewell to lower Frederick Street Ensign Terrace and Park Lane For I think it will be a long, long time Before I see you again Oh the sun is on the harbour, love And I wish I could remain For I know it will be a long, long time Till I see you again
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
trad: arrangement Pierce Campbell

Lyrics

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes, Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomon'. Where me and my true love were ever wont to gae On the bonnie, bonnie banks 0' Loch Lomon'. Chorus: O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road, An' I'll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks 0' Loch Lomon'. 'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen, On the steep, steep side 0' Ben Lomon', Where in purple hue the Hieland hills we view, An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin' The wee birdies sing and the wild flow'rs spring, And in sunshine the waters are sleepin'; But the broken heart it kens nae second spring, Tho' the waefu' may cease frae their greetin'.
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys

Lyrics

I've been the wild rover for many a year And I spent all me money on whiskey and beer And Now I'm returning with gold in great store And I never will play the wild rover no more Chorus And it's no, neah, never, no neah never no more Will I play the wild rover, no never no more I went into an ale house I used to frequent And I told the landlady, me money was spent I asked her for credit, she answered me neah Such acustomer as you I can get any day I reached into me pockets for soverigns bright And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight She said I have whiskey and wines of the best And the words that I spoke to her were surely in jest I'll go back to me parents, confess what I've done And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son And if they caress me as oft times before Sure I never will play the wild rover no more
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
PETE ST. JOHN P MECHANICAL COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SOCIETY LTD

Lyrics

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling: "Michael, they have taken you away, For you stole Trevelyan'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 the small free birds fly Our love was on the wing We had dreams and songs to sing It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry. By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling "Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free Against the famine and the crown, I rebelled, they cut me down. Now you must raise our child with dignity." By a lonely harbour wall, She watched the last star falling As the prison ship sailed out against the sky For she lived to hope and pray For her love in Botany Bay It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

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