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So Do I (Christy Moore) video
#2194: YouTube video by finglasboys  ©2008
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This is the day the fishermen like,
And so do I;
When the rain puts a shine on the chestnut spike,
Hear the curlews cry.
The nightingale sings her best,
We'll drink a pint in Hamilton's Rest;
And the girl I love wore a muslin dress,
And the fishermen dream there's a sun in the west,
So do I,
And so do I.

Now I can see,
Since the girl that I love dearly
Has cast her loving spell on me.

And this is the day the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When the hills fall down in different shapes,
And the swallows fly.
Into a hidden beach where no boats go,
Mountain waters overflow;
I hear the squealing of the seagulls,
As home they go,
And so do I,
So do I.

Now I can see,
Since the girl that I love dearly
Has cast her loving spell on me.

I'll cross the seven oceans,
And forever more I'll wander
Till she has cast her loving spell on me.

And this is the day the fishermen like,
And so do I;
When the rain puts a shine on the chestnut spike,
Hear the curlews cry.
The nightingale sings her best,
We'll drink a pint in Hamilton's Rest;
And the girl I love wore a muslin dress,
And the fishermen dream there's a sun in the west,
So do I,
And so do I.

And so do I,
And so do I.

####.... Wally Page, songwriting singer from Dublin, Ireland ....####
A variant was recorded by Christy Moore [b.1945] Irish folk singer/songwriter (This Is The Day, Sony, 2001).

The video above features a performance of a variant by Christy Moore and Wally Page with Johnny Mulhern on guitar.

The lyrics above are from a live performance by Christy Moore from his fourth live album with a two-CD set, and a DVD: Christy Moore Live In Dublin 2006, containing songs from the first CD (Live At The Point, trk#3, 2006, Columbia Records, recorded Live at the Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, December 2005 and January 2006, featuring Declan Sinnott on guitar).

Christy Moore noted in 2006: Wally sent me this over 20 years ago. I demo'd it for the King Puck album in the early 90s and then dropped it. Late one night when rehearsing in Kilkenny for the 2001 album This Is The Day, it arrived back in my head like an old memory. This is a different version, slightly more up-tempo.



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