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The Bold O'Donoghue (Ryan's Fancy) MIDI, video
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midi file

Well now, here I am from Paddy's land,
a land of high renown,
I've broken all the hearts of girls
for miles from Keady town;
And when they hear that I'm awa'
they raise a hullabaloo,
When they hear about that handsome lad
then they call on Donoghue.

For I'm the b'y to please her
and I'm the b'y to tease her,
I'm the b'y to squeeze her and
I'll tell you what I'll do:
I'll court her like an Irishman,
with me brogue and blarney, too, is me plan,
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin
mollikin bold O'Donoghue.

Well I wish me love was
a red, red rose on yon garden wall,
And me to be a dew drop and
upon her brow I'd fall;
Perhaps then she might think of me
as a rather heavy dew,
Well I'm certain she'd find
the notion in the bold O'Donoghue.

For I'm the b'y to please her
and I'm the b'y to tease her,
I'm the b'y to squeeze her and
I'll tell you what I'll do:
I'll court her like an Irishman,
with me brogue and blarney, too, is me plan,
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin
mollikin bold O'Donoghue.

Well I hear that Queen Victoria
has a daughter fine and grand,
Perhaps she'd take it into her head
to marry an Irishman;
If I could only get the chance
to have a word or two,
Then I'm sure she'd put a notion
in the bold O'Donoghue.

For I'm the b'y to please her
and I'm the b'y to tease her,
I'm the b'y to squeeze her and
I'll tell you what I'll do:
I'll court her like an Irishman,
with me brogue and blarney, too, is me plan,
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin
mollikin bold O'Donoghue.

For I'm the b'y to please her
and I'm the b'y to tease her,
I'm the b'y to squeeze her and
I'll tell you what I'll do:
I'll court her like an Irishman,
with me brogue and blarney, too, is me plan,
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin
mollikin bold O'Donoghue.

####.... Author unknown. Irish traditional ....####
Recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Times To Remember, trk#9, 1973, Audat Records, Oshawa, ON).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

From Cantaria:
Notes - According to Tommy Makem, he learned this song from the singing of a man from Derrynoose in County Armagh called Johnny Vallely. It's probably an old music hall song.




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