The Morning Glory

The Kerry Boys - The Kerry Boys


One for the Morning Glory, two for the early dew Three for the man who can stand his round And four for the love of you me girl, and four for the love of you At the end of the day I like a little drink to raise up my voice and sing In an hour or two with a fine brown brew and I'm ready for anything At the Crosskeys Inn there were sisters four The landlord's daughters fair And every night when they put out the lights I would tiptoe up the stairs, singin'! Well I got the call from foreign shore to go and fight the foe And I thought no more of the sisters four, but still I was sad to go So I sailed away on a ship the Morning Glory was her name And we'd all fall down when the rum went 'round And we'd get up and start again, singin'! Well I bore once more to my native shore, fairwell to the ragein' sea And the Crosskeys Inn it was beggared in And my heart was filled with joy But there on the shore were the sisters four With a bundle upon each knee There were three little girls and a bouncing boy And they all looked just like me, singin'!