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izquierdaThe Darling Girl From Clarederecha

Percy French

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We were sittin' on the wall upon a Sunday
To watch the girls go by,
And thinkin' we'd be marrit to one one day,
When Kate Flynn caught our eye.
Oh, man! she was the makin's of a fairy,
And it made each boyo swear,
"There's not one girl in the wide, wide world
Like the girl from the County Clare!"

And ev'ry man had got the finest plan
You'd ever see now - barrin' me now,
Ev'ry day there's one of them would say
That she'll agreed now - you'll see now;

All night they'd fight,
As to which o' them was right,
About the colour of her eyes and hair,
But not a word from me was ever heard,
About the darlin' girl from Clare!

Says Fagan: "Tis the father I'll be plazin',
I'll tell him of the land I've tilled,
I'll tell him of the cattle I have grazin'
And the house I mean to build;
And when he sees the arable' and `pasture'
And the fat stock feedin' there,
An' the hens an' the chickens,
Ye may go to the dickens
For the girl from the County Clare."

So ev'ry man had got the finest plan
You'd ever see now - barrin' me now,
Ev'ry day there's one of them would say
That she'll agreed now - you'll see now;

Thinks I well now
Though I haven't e'er a cow,
Of cash I've got my share,
And so I know the way they ought to go
About the darlin' girl from Clare."

Says Sharkey,"she'll be coming to the shop here
To buy some sort of thing,
I'll ax her if she has a mind to stop here,
And should I buy the ring:
An' when she sees the curtains on the windas,
An' the oul' clock on the stair
Keepin' time to the minit,
No one else will be in it
With the darlin' girl from Clare!"

So ev'ry man had got the finest plan
You'd ever see now - barrin' me now,
Ev'ry day there's one of them would say
That she'll agreed now - you'll see now;

Thinks I "ye may stop
Till yer dead in yer shop,
An' not a hair she'll care, Wid all yer gold
Yell never hold a hold
Upon the darlin' girl from Clare."

I never said a single word about her,
But I met the girl that day,
I told her I could never live widout her,
An' what had she to say?
She said that I might go and ask her father:
I met him then and there,
An' in less than an hour
We war fightin' for the dower
Of the darlin' girl from Clare!

So ev'ry man had got the finest plan
You'd ever see now - barrin' me now,
Ev'ry day there's one of them would say
That she'll agreed now - you'll see now;

But late last night
When the moon was bright
I axed her if she'd share
Me joy an' me sorra' -
An' begorra! on to-morro'
I'll be married to the girl from Clare!



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