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Mick McGuire

Oh me name is Mick McGuire and I'll quickly tell to you
Of the young girl I admire named Katey Donahue
She was fair and fine and portly and believe me when I say
That whenever I'd come in at the door, you could hear her mammy say:

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Johnny get up from the fire get up and give the man a seat
Can't you see it's Mr. McGuire and he's courtin' your sister Kate
And you know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town
Arrah get up outer that you impudent brat and let Mr. McGuire sit down
Diddly doe delo delo diddly do delie dolie
Diddle doe delo delo diddly do delie dolie
Aye you know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town
Arrah get up outer that you impudent brat and let Mr. McGuire sit down

Now the first time that I met her was at the dance at Tom McGhee's
and I very kindly asked if she would dance a step with me
I asked if I could see her home, if I'd be going her way
Now whenever I come in at the door you could hear her mammy say:

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Ah but now that we are married sure her mother's changed her mind
Just because I spent the legacy her father left behind
She hasn't got the decency to bid me time of day
Now whenever I come in at the door you can hear the old one say:

Johnny come up to the fire come up, you're sittin' in the draft
Can't you see it's old McGuire sure he nearly drives me daft
I dunno what gets in in'em for he's always on the chair
Arrah just sit where you are and never you dare to give old McGuire the chair
Diddly doe delo delo diddly do delie dolie
Diddle doe delo delo diddly do delie dolie
I dunno what gets in in'em for he's always on the chair
Arrah just sit where you are and never you dare to give old McGuire the chair