Rocky Road to Dublin
Traditional

LIn the merry month of June, from me home I started
Left the girls at Tume, nearly brokenhearted
Saluted father dear, kissed me darlin' mother
Drank a pint of beer, me grief and tears to smother
Then off to reap the corn, leave where I was born
Cut a stout black thorn, to banish ghosts and goblins
A brand new pair of brogues, rattlin' o'er the bogs
And frightenin' all the dogs
On the rocky road to Dublin

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One, two, three, four,five
Hunt the hare and turn her down the rocky road
All the way to Du-bul-lin
Whack fa lolly rah

In Mulingar that night, I rested limbs so weary
Started by daylight, next morning blithe and early
Took a drop a'pure, to keep me heart from sinkin'
That's the Paddy's cure, when ever he's on for drinkin'
Saw the lassies smile, laughin' all the while
At me curious style, t'would set your heart a bubblin
Asked me was I hired, wages I required
Til I was nearly tired
Of the rocky road to Dublin

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In Dublin next arrived, I thought is such a pity
To be so soon deprived, a view of that fine city
So then I took a stroll, all among the quality
Me bundle it was stole, all in a neat locality
Something crossed me mind, when I looked behind
No bundle could I find, upon me stick a wobblin'
Enquired for the rogue, said me Connaught brogue
Wasn't much in vogue
On the rocky road to Dublin

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From there I got away, me spirits never failing
Landed on the quay, just as the ship was sailing
The captain at me roared, said that no room had he
When I jumped aboard, a cabin found for Paddy
Down among the pigs, played some funny rigs
Danced some hearty jigs, the water 'round me bubblin
When off Holyhead, wished me'self were dead
Or better for instead
On the rocky road to Dublin

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Well the boys of Liverpool, when we safely landed
Called myself a fool, I could no longer stand it
M'blood began to boil, temper I was losing
Poor old Erin's isle, they began abusing
HURRAH! Me soul says, my shillelagh I let fly
Some Galway boys were nigh, and saw we was hobblin'
With a loud HURRAY, joined in the afray
We quickly cleared the way
For the rocky road to Dublin

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