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Uncle Dan (Irish Descendants) video
#437: YouTube video by Notasthinkasudrunkim
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

Now the Widow Malone lived by the strand,
For forty years without a man;
She danced around and she waved her fan,
Set her eyes on me Uncle Dan.

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

Now he would not listen to my advice,
So he married her there on a wintry night;
She ate all the grub at the party fair,
Drank every man clean under his chair.

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

Now when he got home on his weddin' night,
Me Uncle Dan got a hell of a fright:
She hung her leg upon the wall,
Down on the floor her teeth did fall,
One glass eye, off came her hair,
And down the road me Uncle Dan did tear.

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

Now they claim he ran to France or Spain,
And he sent a letter home to her sayin':
"Darling, if you ever need another man,
You can count me out - Love, Uncle Dan."

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

She can dance to the flute,
dance to the fiddle,
She's as neat around the waist
as a cow around the middle;
Let 'er go, let 'er go,
you'll find another,
There's a lot a pretty women
at the head of Grand River.

####.... Variant of The Uncle Dan Song by Dan Riley of Prince Edward Island (see notes below) ....####
Arranged and recorded by the Irish Descendants (Livin' On The Edge, 1996; So Far So Good: The Best Of The Irish Descendants, 1999).

See more songs by the Irish Descendants.

Written by Dan Riley as The Uncle Dan Song, collected in 1957 and recorded in 1999 from Mary Ann (MacKay) Cousins [1913-2002] of Campbellton, PEI, by University of Maine folksong scholar Edward D "Sandy" Ives [1925-2009] Drive Dull Care Away - Folksongs From Prince Edward Island, pp. 48-49, UPEI Institute Of Island Studies, Charlottetown, PEI, 1999.


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