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Artist:Paddy Schmidt
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Track:THE IRISH ROVER
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:On the fourth of July eighteen hundred and six
We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork

We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
For the grand city hall in New York
´Twas
an elegant craft, she was rigged fore and aft
And how the wild wind drove her
She
could stand a great blast in her twenty seven masts
And we called her the Irish Rover


We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
We had two million barrels of stones

We had three million sides of old blind horses hides
We had four million barrels of
bone
We had five million hogs, six million dogs
Seven million barrels of porter

We had eight million bales of old nanny goats tails
In the hold of the Irish Rover


There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee
There was Hogan from County Tyrone

There was Johnny McGuirk who was scared stiff of work
And a chap from Westmeath called
Malone
There was Slugger O´Toole who was drunk as a rule
And fighting Bill Tracy from
Dover
There was Dolan from Clare, just as strong as a bear
All aboard on the Irish
Rover

We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out
And our ship lost
it´s way in the fog
Then the whole of the crew was reduced down to two
Just myself
and the captain´s old dog
The ship struck a rock, Lord what a shock
The boat it
flipped right over
Turned nine times around and the poor old dog was drowned
I´m the
last of the Irish Rover
 
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