MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
I Just Arrived From Dublin
Cyril O'Brien NFLD 2 Tape 6A Track 4
Trepassey Audio:
Comic Song

LEACH: Tap it Okay.
O'BRIEN (sings):

I just arrived from Dublin in Ireland I came
If you want to know my name Pat Murphy is my name
The reason why I’m here tonight is to tell you of a spree
It happened with a chap called Matt and another chap that’s me

Oh Dan and his girl got married oh for love you know
And so and so all the boys from down below
Assembled to the spree

Refrain: They had cakes and wine Irish spuds and ginger duds
Ham and jam and ginger beer and tea
Here we are boys here we are again
Here we are again here we are again
Here we are boys here we are again
Irishmen are we

Oh the girls were dressed in mus-i-lin and the b’ys in corduroy
There was dandy Pat with a big felt hat that he bought from Pat Molloy
And Teddy Webb with a wooden leg and limpin' on a stick
Leatherhead, Featherhead (?) Sammy, Sean, and Dick

Oh they were not melancholy ah but jolly oh so jolly
Oh Billy, Dave and Dolly oh assembled to the spree

Refrain: They had cakes and wine Irish spuds and ginger duds
Ham and jam and ginger beer and tea
Here we are boys here we are again
Here we are again here we are again
Here we are boys here we are again
Irishmen are we

Jim Doolin asked Pat Crogan's wife if she'd dance the quadruped(?)
She smiled and said she was afraid the punch got in her head
Jim Doolin's sweetheart then got vexed and struck Pat Crogan's wife
Sure Crogan swore that he would not go till he had Matt Doolin's life

So they kicked up a devil of a row just then a row just then a row just then
Kicked up a devil of a row just then bold Irishmen were we

Refrain: They had cakes and wine Irish spuds and ginger duds
Ham and jam and ginger beer and tea
Here we are boys here we are again
Here we are again here we are again
Here we are boys here we are again
Irishmen are we


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