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Mother Malone (Harry Hibbs) videos
#703: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

You may think by the line I'm distorting,
I once kissed the great blarney stone;
I've not, but I'll tell you a story,
I've often kissed Mother Malone.
I'd always walk in with me swagger,
As if the whole place were me own;
I'd sit meself down with "Good evenin',
How are you old Mother Malone?"

Then I'd kiss the old woman and hug the old man,
Give Johnny a dollar and shake hands with Dan;
Fight for me sister and do all I can, do all I can,
Then I'd walk out with me girl Mary Ann.

I'd only been courtin' a fortnight,
When her heart and her hand I had won;
And as soon as I entered the kitchen,
The old lady she called me her son.
Now Johnny's me pal and big brother,
And of him I keep on the right side;
I kiss and I flatter his sister,
For she is me darling and pride.

Then I'd kiss the old woman and hug the old man,
Give Johnny a dollar and shake hands with Dan;
Fight for me sister and do all I can, do all I can,
Then I'd walk out with me girl Mary Ann.
Then I'd walk out with me girl Mary Ann.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an Irish traditional ....####
This variant and the recording in the video above arranged by Harry Hibbs [1942-1989] (Fourth, trk#5, 1970, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario).

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Another variant was arranged and recorded by Neal O'Leary of Western Bay, NL (While I was Gone, trk#7, 2004, recorded at Great Big Studios, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Neal O'Leary.

The video below features a recording by John White of St John's, NL (John White At The Caribou Club, trk#9, 1968, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, recorded at Bay Studios under the direction of Ben Weatherby).

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#1083: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2010
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