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The Wren Song

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The Wren Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords. A traditional song, recorded by The Clancy Brothers And The Furey Brothers.

The[D] wren, the wren, the king of all birds
on St. [G]Stephen's Day got [A]caught in the furze
So it’s [D]up with the kettle and down with the pan
[G]give us a [A]penny to [D]burry the wren

As I was gone to Killenaule
I met the wren upon the wall
I upped with me wattle and knocked him down
and brought him into Carrick town

Little bird, little bird, where is your nest?
'Tis in the bush that I love best
It’s in the tree, the holly tree
where all the boys do follow me

We followed the wren three miles or more
three miles or more, three miles or more
We followed the wren three miles or more
at six o'clock in the morning

I have a little box under me arm
under me arm, under me arm
I have a little box under me arm
a penny or tuppence'll do it no harm

Mrs. O’Gill is a very good woman
a very good woman, a very good woman
Mrs. O’Gill is a very good woman
she gave us a penny to bury the wren

In the early days around 1969 when Tommy Makem left the Clancys to go solo two of The Furey Brothers, Eddey and Finbar were asked to join the group. Finbar played the uillean pipes, five string banjo and tin whistle while Eddie played the guitar. The new line up recorded 2 albums and toured America. The Fureys stayed with the Clancy Brothers just over a year. This is a song that's ususally sang on St. Stephens Day.                            


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