Just Enjoy

 

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  1. irishgirl999 says:

    This is why I love Ireland.

    The Rocky Road to Dublin
    The Dubliners
    While in the merry month of May, now from me home I started
    Left, the girls of Tuam were nearly broken-hearted
    Saluted father dear, kissed me darling mother
    Drank a pint of beer, me grief and tears to smother
    Then off to reap the corn and leave where I was born
    Cut a stout, black thorn to banish ghosts and goblins
    A brand-new pair of brogues to rattle over the bogs
    And frighten all the dogs on the rocky road to Dublin
    A-one, two, three, four, five
    Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
    And all the ways to Dublin, whack, follol de-dah
    In Mullingar that night I rested limbs so weary
    Started by daylight next morning blithe and early
    Took a drop of pure to keep me heart from shrinking
    Thats the Paddy’s cure when’er he’s on for drinking
    To hear the lassies smile, laughing all the while
    At me curious style, ‘twould set your heart a-bubblin’
    They asked me was I hired and wages I required to lay
    Was almost tired of the rocky road to Dublin
    One, two, three, four, five
    Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
    And all the ways to Dublin, whack, follol de-dah
    In Dublin next arrived, I thought it such a pity
    To be so soon deprived a view of that fine city
    So then I took a stroll, all among the quality
    Bundle it was stolen, in a neat locality
    Something crossed me mind, when I looked behind
    No bundle could I find upon me stick a-wobblin’
    ‘Quiring after the rogue, said me Connaught brogue
    It wasn’t much in vogue on the rocky road to Dublin
    One, two, three four, five
    Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
    And all the ways to Dublin, whack, follol de-dah
    From there I got away, me spirits never falling
    Landed on the quay, just as the ship was sailing
    Captain at me roared, said that no room had he
    When I jumped aboard, a cabin found for Paddy
    Down among the pigs, did some hearty rigs
    I played some hearty jigs, the water round me bubbling
    When off Holyhead I wished meself was dead
    Or better for instead on the rocky road to Dublin
    One, two, three four, five
    Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
    And all the ways to Dublin, whack, follol de-dah
    The boys of Liverpool, when we safely landed
    Called meself a fool, I could no longer stand it
    Blood began to boil, temper I was losing
    Poor old Erin’s Isle they began abusing
    “Hurrah me soul” says I, me Shillelagh I let fly
    Galway boys were by and saw I was a hobblin’
    With a “lo!” and “hurray!” they joined in the affray
    Quickly cleared the way for the rocky road to Dublin
    One, two, three four, five
    Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
    And all the ways to Dublin, whack, follol de-dah
    Songwriters: Barney McKenna / Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke / Luke Kelly / Ronald Joseph Drew
    The Rocky Road to Dublin lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

  2. Many thanks, Irishgirl. This one has me tapping my toes as the story unfolds and soon I’m joining in the chorus on the rocky road to Dublin.

    Sending you my condolences with lots of hugs and sweet shalom from the Gulf of Mexico

    • irishgirl999 says:

      Did I send you an album of the Dubliners at one of the swaps?

      • ‘Twas a 2 CD Luke Kelly collection. Wonderful wonderful powerfully wonderful!
        Gets me up and dancing, crying and laughing and singing along…with feeling.
        Strums many heartstrings in this old once-upon-a-choir
        but ever-a-folk-and-blues-and rock’n’roll crow and I almost always feel more better.

        I see he has a songwriting credit on this rocky road.
        Good stuff. Really good stuff. I’m going to play it during morning PT tomorrow toward the end of the workout when I have to dig deep to finish. 😉

  3. irishgirl999 says:

    Ah now I remember. Luke Kelly was amazing. Sadly, he died of a brain tumour in his forties. My eldest son is named after him. Luke Irishboy.

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