Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Ramblin' Irishman

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See also song #9

From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:10
T:Ramblin' Irishman
R:song
H:see also #9
D:Packie Byrne
Z:id:hn-song-10
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=85
K:Dmix
(FG) | A2A FED | c2c EFG | A>GE D2D | D3 z2 ||
A | d>dd (dA)B | c3 BAG | FA2 d2F | G3 z2 ||
A | d2d dAB | c3 BAG | FFA ddF | G3 z ||
FG | A2A FED | (cB)c EFG | A>GE D2D | D3 z2 ||
W:I am a ramblin' Irishman
W:and I've travelled this wide world o'er
W:in search of an occupation
W:like so many done before.
W:I formed a resolution
W:and I thought it a very good plan
W:for to take a trip to Amerikay
W:as a rambling Irishman.
W:
W:When I landed in Philadelphia
W:the girls all jumped for joy.
W:And one says to the other
W:"There goes an Irish boy."
W:They invited me for to dance with them
W:and they took me by the hand
W:And the toast went merrily round the room
W:"Long life to the Irishman!"
W:
W:They took me to a big hotel
W:with them to spend the night.
W:The landlady's only daughter
W:in me took great delight.
W:She never took her eyes off me
W:as on the floor I stand.
W:And she whispers to her mother
W:"I'm in love with that Irishman."
W:
W:Oh daughter dear, oh daughter,
W:what is this you are going to do?
W:To fall in love with an Irishman,
W:a man you never knew,
W:with a knapsack on his shoulder
W:and shillelagh in his hand.
W:Ah but mother dear I would roam the whole world
W:with that ramblin' Irishman.
W:
W:And now that we are married
W:and we're settled down in life.
W:The landlady's only daughter
W:she is my wedded wife.
W:I'll toil for her and I'll labour for her
W:and I'll do the best I can,
W:and she'll never say she rued the day
W:that she married an Irishman.


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