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Patsy Fagan (Paddy Gearin) video
#1913: YouTube video by gdgest
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

I'm workin' here in Glasgow, I've got a dacent job,
Carryin' bricks and mortar,
and me pay is fifteen bob;
I get up in the mornin' and I get up with the lark,
And as I'm walkin' down the street,
you can hear the girls remark:

"Hello, Patsy Fagan," you can hear the girls all cry,
"Hello, Patsy Fagan, you're the apple of me eye;
You're a dacent boy from Ireland,
there's no one can deny,
You're a rarem tarem, divil may carem,
dacent Irish boy."

Now when I left old Ireland 'twas many years ago,
I left my home in Antrim
where the pigs and praties grow;
But since I left old Ireland, it's always been my plan,
To let the people know that I'm a dacent Irishman.

"Hello, Patsy Fagan," you can hear the girls all cry,
"Hello, Patsy Fagan, you're the apple of me eye;
You're a dacent boy from Ireland,
there's no one can deny,
You're a rarem tarem, divil may carem,
dacent Irish boy."

Now if there's one among you would like to marry me,
I'll take her to my little home across the Irish Sea;
And I'll dress her up in satin and I'll please her all I can,
And let the people know that I'm a dacent Irishman.

"Hello, Patsy Fagan," you can hear the girls all cry,
"Hello, Patsy Fagan, you're the apple of me eye;
You're a dacent boy from Ireland,
there's no one can deny,
You're a rarem tarem, divil may carem,
dacent Irish boy.
You're a rarem tarem, divil may carem,
dacent Irish boy."

####.... T P (Thomas Peter) Keenan, composer [1866-1927] whose burial site is a claim to fame of the town of Castletownroche, County Cork, Ireland ....####
This variant recorded by William T (Paddy) Gearin [1936-2007] of Shea Heights, St John's, NL, and Collingwood, Ontario (Songs & Tunes From Ireland, trk#1, 2006 CD, Ambassador Records, Oshawa, Ontario.

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