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GALWAY CITY

As I roved down through Galway City
At the hour of 12 o'clock at night
What should I see but a handsome damsel
And she combing her hair with the candlelight.

Lassie I came courting, courting,
Your kind favours for to win,
And if you do but smile upon me
Next Sunday night I'll call again.

Raddie ah the doo dum, doo dum doo dum,
Raddie ah the doo dum, doo dul day,
Raddie ah the doo dum, doo dum doo dum,
Raddie ah the doo dum, doo dul day,.

So you to me came courting courting
My kind favours for to win,
But 'twould give me the greatest pleasure
If you never did come here again.

What would I do when I'd go walking,
Walking out in the morning dew,
What would I do when I'd go walking
Walking out with a lad like you?

Raddie ah the doo dum etc.

Lassie I have gold and silver,
Lassie I have houses and land,
Lassie I have ships on the ocean
They'll be all at your command

What do I care for your ships on the ocean,
What do I care for your houses and land,
What do I care for your gold. and silver?
All I want is a handsome man.

Did you ever see the grass in the morning
All bedecked with jewels rare?
Did you ever see a handsome lassie
With diamonds sparkling in her hair?

Did you ever see a copper kettle
Mended up with an old tin can?
Did you ever see a handsome lassie
Married to an ugly man?

Raddie ah the doo dum etc.

This is a very well known song, but I include it because the last two verses were written by my Dad for Delia Murphy.