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Eileen O'Grady (Buddy Wasisname)

Now, Eileen O'Grady, a sweet island lady,
I'm longing to call her my own;
I'll not be contented till she has consented,
To be Mistress Barney Malone.
I met this fair treasure while walking for pleasure,
She looked up at me then she cried,
Without any warnin', "The top of the morning',"
And then up to her I replied:

Come, come, beautiful Eileen,
come for a drive with me,
Over the mountain and down by the fountain,
Over the high road and down by the low road,
Make up your mind, don't be unkind.
And we'll drive to Castle Bar,
To the road I'm no stranger,
for you there's no danger,
So up like a bird on my old jaunting car.

Now, Eileen said, "No sir, with you I won't go sir,
Don't think it ungrateful of me;
I'd rather go walkin' then have people talkin'
You know what my story would be."
No, Eileen, my jewel, don't treat me so cruel,
To treat me this way is a shame;
Give over your blarney and say I'm your Barney,
And don't keep me waitin' in vain.

Come, come, beautiful Eileen,
come for a drive with me,
Over the mountain and down by the fountain,
Over the high road and down by the low road,
Make up your mind, don't be unkind.
And we'll drive to Castle Bar,
To the road I'm no stranger,
for you there's no danger,
So up like a bird on my old jaunting car.

But just a year later, when Eileen felt better,
She came by and whispered to me,
"Now, Barney, my darlin', 'tis early this mornin',
I want to discuss this with thee.
I'm ready for marriage, we'll drive in the carriage,
And take in the view by the hill;
'Tis thoughts of a home, down near the blue foam,
But Barney Malone say you will."

Come, come, beautiful Eileen,
come for a drive with me,
Over the mountain and down by the fountain,
Over the high road and down by the low road,
Make up your mind, don't be unkind.
And we'll drive to Castle Bar,
To the road I'm no stranger,
for you there's no danger,
So up like a bird on my old jaunting car.

####....First two verses from an Irish traditional; third verse by Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (D'Lard Liftin', trk#2, 1998, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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