Red Haired Mary

The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys


While goin to the fair of Dingle, one fine morning last July When goin down the road before me, A red haired girl I chanced to spy I went up to her and said aye young lady, my donkey he will carry two Well seein' as how ya have a donkey,To the dingle fair I'll ride with you Now when we reached the town of Dingle, I took her hand to say goodby When a tinker man came up, beside me and he belted me in my left eye chorus Take your hands of red haired Mary, her and I will soon be wed We'll see the preist this very morning and tonight we'll lie in a married bed Now I was feelin kinda pevish, and me poor old eye was sad and sore So I gently tapped him with me hobnails And he flew back through Murphy's door A Policeman came around the corner, and he told me I had broke the law When the donkey kicked him in the kneecap, And he fell down and broke his jaw Then he went off to find his brother, the biggest man you ever did meet And he tapped me lightly with his knuckles, and I was minus two front teeth Now the red haired girl she kept on smiling, I'll go with you young man said she We'll forget the priest this very morning, and tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed Now through the fair we rode together, my black eye and her red hair Smiling gayly at the tinkers, and by god we were a handsome pair