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izquierdaMrs Gilhooley’s Partyderecha

Mrs Gilhooley gave a grand party one night, she invited us all to attend.
So we gathered a gang and went down to her house a few pleasant hours to spend.
There was Tríona and Micheál, a few more and myself, a more impudent crowd hard to find,
But the thing most important we nearly forgot, we near left the ould piper behind.


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We invited him down to the party - he brought his bagpipes by chance,
We asked him to sing, but he says ‘Ah, no - but I'll play youse a bit of a dance.’
So he took up the pipes and he started to play, some lads were fooling about,
And they cut a big hole in the bag of his pipes and this was the tune that came out.


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When the piper found out that his bags had been cut, he made a great leap on the floor,
He met the first one with a great uppercut and caught him straight under the jaw.
Mrs Gilhooley she fainted, they all made a rush to try to get out of the door,
But the piper had ten of them taking the count, and he swore he would lick twenty more.


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So the next time you go to a party you better keep this in your mind,
Don't you go vexing the piper, and you'll find he's a gentleman kind.
But if the trouble should start, stay out of his way, for he packs a mighty paltóg,
You won't see it coming but boy, when it strikes, you'll find it's an Irish ciotóg.


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