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O'Brien Has No Place To Go (Collected by Messer)

Now, Dennis O'Brien has three daughters fine,
The fairest young girls on the block;
And between you and me, every night after tea,
To O'Brien's the boys would all flock.

Young Mickey Clancey stepped in to see Nancy,
Tim McCann stepped in to see Rose;
And young Mickey Kelley stepped in to see Nell,
With a plea to her father she'd go.

Don't go into the front room, Dad,
Nancy's in there with her caller;
Daddy dear, won't you stay out here,
Rose has her friend in the parlour.
Don't go into the kitchen, Dad,
I'll be out there with my beau;
Now, since all of his girls have got steady young men,
Sure O'Brien has no place to go.

Last Saturday night, O'Brien got tight,
And he says to himself, now we'll see;
If three young galoots, dressed up in dude suits,
Make a wandering fool out of me.

Out went McCann on O'Brien's brogan,
Mickey Kelley and Clancey got sore;
They went over the stoop like an acrobat's troupe,
Now O'Brien will hear this no more.

Don't go into the front room, Dad,
Nancy's in there with her caller;
Daddy dear, won't you stay out here,
Rose has her friend in the parlour.
Don't go into the kitchen, Dad,
I'll be out there with my beau;
Now, since all of his girls have got steady young men,
Sure O'Brien has no place to go.

####.... Lyrics by Stanley Murphy / music by George Evans, 1908 ....####
Sheet music found in the Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management collection of Don Messer [1909-1973] fiddler, music director, music writer, and entertainer, who broadcast Don Messer And His Islanders on CBC Radio (1939-1958) and Don Messer's Jubilee Weekly on CBC Television (1956-1969).


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