Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

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X:124
T:Galway Races, The
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-124
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:Ador
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E2D | E2A A2B | c3 B2A | G2A B2d | c2c
c2d | e2e d2c | B2d c2B | A2c B2A | G2E
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W:As I roved out through Galway Town to seek for recreation
W:On the seventeenth of August, my mind being elevated
W:There were multitudes assembled with their tickets at the station
W:And my eyes began to dazzle and they're off to see the races
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:There were passengers from Limerick and passengers from Nenagh
W:And passengers from Dublin and sportsmen from Tipp'rary
W:There were passengers from Kerry, and all quarters of the nation
W:And our member, Mr. Hearst, for to join the Galway Blazers.
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:There were multitudes from Aran, and members from New Quay Shore
W:The boys of Connemara and the Clare unmarried maidens
W:There were people from Cork City who were loyal, true and faithful
W:They brought home the Fenian prisoners from dying in foreign nations
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:It's there you'll see confectioners with sugarsticks and dainties
W:The lozenges and oranges, the lemonade and raisins!
W:Gingerbread and spices to accomodate the ladies
W:And a big crubeen for threepence to be pickin' while you're able.
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:It's there you'll see the gamblers, the thimbles and the garters
W:And the sporting wheel of fortune with the four and twenty quarters
W:There was others without scruple pelting wattles at poor Maggie
W:And her father well contented to be gawking at his daughter
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:And it's there you'll see the pipers and the fiddlers competing
W:The nimble footed dancers a-tripping o'er the daisies
W:There were others crying cigars and lights and bills for all the races
W:With the colours of the jockeys and the prize and horses' ages.
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:And it's there you'll see the jockeys and they mounted on so stately
W:The pink, the blue, the orange, and green, the emblem of our nation
W:When the bell was rung for starting, all the horses seemed impatient
W:Their feet they hardly touched the ground, their speed was so amazing!
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day
W:
W:There was half a million people there of all denominations
W:The Catholic, the Protestant, the Jew, the Presbyterian
W:There was yet no animosity, no matter what persuasion
W:But failte hospitality, inducing fresh acquaintance
W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day


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