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Roving Galway Boy Lyrics

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The Roving Galway Boy Song Lyrics.the words are from a single '45' Major Minor 1968 from Dolly Mc Mahon
trad arr. is by Dolly Mc Mahon. A wonderfull Singer in her day.She would match up great in a duo with Dolores Keane.Also recorded by Jennifer Pratt. This song was sent to me by Patrick burke who has sent me many's the song in the last year or so. Unfortunatly I can't seem to find a recording anywhere to listen to.

From galway bay he sailed away
Twas in the month of may
His true love she stood weeping
While standing on the quay
His true love she stood weeping
And bitterly did cry
Oh he is gone and god be with him
My roving galway boy


From galway they sailed away
The weather it was fair
But when they reached the
Coast of clare
He fell in to dispair
The anchor it was lifted
And the waves rose mountains high
Then he thought of lovely mary
This roving galway boy


But now he’s settled down at last
Five pounds a week he’s paid
So cheer up lovely mary
And do not be afraid
For while there’s life ther’s always hope
A fortune for to try
And there’s gold in store for mary
And her roving galway boy:


Twas scarce six months had passed and gone
And a letter he sent her home
Enquiring for his absent friends
And the love he left alone
He sent her on her passage way
Acount for all her joy
And she’s now in philadelphia
With her roving galway boy

And she’s now in philadelphia
With her roving galway boy.

The last two lines are sung twice in a lower voice fading out at the end


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