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The Blarney Stone (Carlton Showband)

It was on the road to Banyon
one fine morning last July,
I met an Irish colleen
and she smiled as she passed by;
I said I am a stranger,
I am lonesome all alone,
And would you kindly tell me
where I find the Blarney Stone.

There's a Blarney stone in Kerry,
there's a Blarney stone in Clare,
A Blarney stone in Wicklow
and there's plenty in Kildare;
A Blarney stone in Leecham
and another in Tyrone,
There's never a town in Ireland
but you'll find a Blarney stone.

She said I come from Galway,
I can tell it by your brogue;
There never was a Galway man
that was an awful rogue,
And since you are a stranger
where the river Shannon flows,
The only Blarney stone I know
is underneath your nose.

There's a Blarney stone in Kerry,
there's a Blarney stone in Clare,
A Blarney stone in Wicklow
and there's plenty in Kildare;
A Blarney stone in Leecham
and another in Tyrone,
There's never a town in Ireland
but you'll find a Blarney stone.

Well, her Irish smile did broaden
and she winked her roguish eyes,
I set me heart a-thumpin'
and I thought I nearly died;
I took her in me arms
and she never made a moan,
I kissed the bloomin' roses
'neath the Banyon Blarney stone.

There's a Blarney stone in Kerry,
there's a Blarney stone in Clare,
A Blarney stone in Wicklow
and there's plenty in Kildare;
A Blarney stone in Leecham
and another in Tyrone,
There's never a town in Ireland
but you'll find a Blarney stone.

There's a Blarney stone in Kerry,
there's a Blarney stone in Clare,
A Blarney stone in Wicklow
and there's plenty in Kildare;
A Blarney stone in Leecham
and another in Tyrone,
There's never a town in Ireland
but you'll find a Blarney stone.
There's never a town in Ireland
but you'll find a Blarney stone.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Irish comic song first recorded by Shaun O'Nolan in 1926 per Tom Munnelly and Marian Deasy (The Mount Callan Garland - Songs From The Repetoire Of Tom Lenihan, 1994) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by the Carlton Showband (1963-1996).

From Wikipedia:
Blarney Stone - block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 5 miles (8 km) from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the stone and tour the castle and its gardens. The word blarney has come to mean clever, flattering, or coaxing talk.



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