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Barney Hare (Ryan's Fancy and Tommy Makem)
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Oh, I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
And Ireland I was born in;
I pawned me coat for to take the boat,
And I landed here this morning.

Ah now, when I landed on the quay, sir,
I found meself in danger;
Some boys began to follow me,
For they knew I was a stranger.
Says one of them, "Give me that stick!"
From me he tried to snatch it;
So I brought it down upon his crown,
With a blow that made him scratch it.

Oh, I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
And Ireland I was born in;
Well, I pawned me coat for to take the boat,
And I landed here this morning.

Now I walked in peace and quietness,
Till I came to the big church steeple;
Says a fellah to me: "Take in your feet,
Can't you see you're trippin' the people?"
Says I to him, "Give me none of your guff."
Says he, "Give me none of your Blarney."
So I hit him a clout at the foot of the snout,
And I says, "Remember Barney."

Oh, I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
And Ireland I was born in;
Well, I pawned me coat for to take the boat,
And I landed here this morning.

Ah now, I can dance an Irish jig,
Have you a job of journey work, sir?
Sure, I've got a heart as big as gold,
I plow the fields like Turks, sir.
At the harvest fair you'll find me there,
All the latest songs I'll sing, sir;
I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
I can make the rafters ring, sir.

Oh, I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
And Ireland I was born in;
Well, I pawned me coat for to take the boat,
And I landed here this morning.

I'm Barney Hare from the County Clare,
And Ireland I was born in;
Well, I pawned me coat for to take the boat,
And I landed here this morning.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a humourous Irish immigrant song ....####

This variant was arranged and taped before a live audience by Tommy Makem and Ryan's Fancy for their television show on CHCH-TV from Hamilton, Ontario, broadcast from July to September, 1974.

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