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Display tune: Rollicking Boys around Tanderagee, The

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T:Rollicking Boys around Tanderagee, The
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W:Good luck to all here, now, barrin' the cat,
W:that sits in the corner smellin' a rat.
W:Boys, wheest your philanderin' now and behave,
W:and savin' your favours I'll chant you a stave.
W:I come from a land where the praties grow big,
W:and the boys nice and handy can whirl in a jig,
W:and the girls it would charm your heart for to see,
W:the darlin' colleens around Tanderagee.
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W:So here's to the boys that's so happy and gay,
W:Singin' and dancin' and tearin' away,
W:Rollicksome, frolicksome, frisky and free,
W:We're the rollicking boys around Tanderagee.
W:
W:No doubt you have heard of Killarney, I'm sure,
W:and sweet Inishowen for a drop of the pure.
W:Dublin's a place for the strawberry bed,
W:and Donnybrook fair for the breakin' of heads.
W:Did you ever see an Irishman dancin' paltogue,
W:as he faced up his partner and turned up his brogue.
W:He twisted the buckle and bent at the knee,
W:oh, they're wonderful dancers in Tanderagee.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Now, show me the man either Christian or Turk,
W:who could equal our brave Robbert Emmett or Burke,
W:and show me the speaker could speak up like Dan,
W:ach, divil another bad luck to the one,
W:Oh show me the singer could sing like Tom Moore,
W:his melodies charmed all care from our door,
W:But we'll beat them all yet, and that you will see,
W:for we're rare and fine boys around Tanderagee.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:His old jauntin' car was the elegant joult,
W:and Derry's the place that is famed for her hoult,
W:Among the green bushes that grow in Tyrone,
W:and the County Fermanagh for muscle and bone.
W:For courtin' and blarney and fun at the fair,
W:there's no-one can equal the rakes of Kildare.
W:Green Erin my country's the gem of the sea,
W:but the gem of green Erin is Tanderagee.
W:
W:Chorus


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