#02471
Rambles Of Spring (Tommy Makem) video
#2464 YouTube video by Tommy Makem
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

There's a piercing wintry breeze,
Blowing through the budding trees,
And I button up my coat to keep me warm;
But the days are on the mend,
And I'm on the road again,
With my fiddle snug close beneath my arm.

I've a fine felt hat,
And a strong pair of brogues,
I have rosin in me pocket for me bow;
And me fiddle strings are new,
And I've learned a tune or two,
So I'm well prepared to ramble and must go.

I'm as happy as a king,
When I catch a breath of spring,
And the grass is turning green as winter ends;
And the geese are on the wing,
And the thrushes start to sing,
And I'm headed down the road to see my friends.

I've a fine felt hat,
And a strong pair of brogues,
I have rosin in me pocket for me bow;
And me fiddle strings are new,
And I've learned a tune or two,
So I'm well prepared to ramble and must go.

I have friends in every town,
As I ramble up and down,
Making music at the markets and the fairs;
Through the donkeys and the creels,
And the farmers making deals,
And the yellow headed tinkers selling wares.

I've a fine felt hat,
And a strong pair of brogues,
I have rosin in me pocket for me bow;
And me fiddle strings are new,
And I've learned a tune or two,
So I'm well prepared to ramble and must go.

Here's a health to one and all,
To the big and to the small,
To the rich and poor alike and foe and friends;
And when we return again,
May our foes have turned to friends,
And may peace and joy be with you until then.

I've a fine felt hat,
And a strong pair of brogues,
I have rosin in me pocket for me bow;
And me fiddle strings are new,
And I've learned a tune or two,
So I'm well prepared to ramble and must go.

And I've a fine felt hat,
And a strong pair of brogues,
I have rosin in me pocket for me bow;
And me fiddle strings are new,
And I've learned a tune or two,
So I'm well prepared to ramble and must go.

####.... Tommy Makem ....####
This 1992 variant is from Tommy Makem and Friends In Concert.

Recorded by Tommy Makem and The Clancys (The Makem and Clancy Concert, trk#1, 1977; The Makem and Clancy Collection, trk#14, 1986, Tommy Makem Songbag, trk#11, 1990; Tommy Makem and Friends In Concert, trk#1, 1992; The Clancy Brothers With Tommy Makem - Ain't It Grand Boys, trk#15, 1995).


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