#03151
Queer Things In Dublin (Harry Hibbs) with lyrics and video

        #1857: YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2011
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There's queer things in Dublin between Howth and Crumlin,
Down the Ringsend there's a five-legged cat;
And a three-legged donkey, and a two-headed monkey,
There's nothing so queer as the four-faced old clock.

There's a clock in old Dublin that stands on the steeple,
Proud and erect with four faces so tall;
While one of them says it's late, you're deceiving,
The other one says it's a quarter to four.

And you run down the road and you cringe as you hurry,
And just 'round the corner you're looking surprised;
It's not quite the same as it was on the last street,
This bloody blackguard is telling me lies.

There's queer things in Dublin between Howth and Crumlin,
Down the Ringsend there's a five-legged cat;
And a three-legged donkey, and a two-headed monkey,
There's nothing so queer as the four-faced old clock.

There's a half-hour to spare - now how will I kill it?
I'll nip up the road and hop in for a jar;
With the chimes of her bell, I look back in amazement,
Her other sideward has gone past the hour.

There's a lesson in life, it was put there on purpose,
It applies to all people regardless their race;
Oh, don't put your trust or your faith in a person,
For sometimes they seem to have more than one face.

There's queer things in Dublin between Howth and Crumlin,
Down the Ringsend there's a five-legged cat;
And a three-legged donkey, and a two-headed monkey,
There's nothing so queer as the four-faced old clock.
There's nothing so queer as the four-faced old clock.

####.... Brian Warfield of the Wolfe Tones ....####
Recorded by the Wolfe Tones (Belt Of The Celts, trk#2, 1993 CD, Shanachie Records, Newton, New Jersey.

This variant arranged and recorded by Harry Hibbs (A Musical Tour Of Ireland, 1982, trk#12, Fantasia Records and Tapes, Mississauga, Ontario); and (Bell Island Boy, trk#14, 1995, a special limited edition of 1000 CDs produced by Marty Hibbs to help fund the Harry Hibbs Memorial Park scheduled to open on Bell Island that year).


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From Wikipedia:
Blackguard - (pronounced blaggard): term for a scoundrel.
Crumlin - Crumlin (Irish: Croimghlinn, meaning "Crooked Glen") suburb situated not far from the city centre, in Southside Dublin, Ireland. It is the site of Ireland's largest hospital for children.
Howth - (Old Norse: Hovuó meaning "head" - in Irish: Binn Éadair) area in Fingal County near Dublin city in Ireland. Originally just a small fishing village, Howth with its surrounding rural district is now a busy suburb of Dublin, with a mix of dense residential development and wild hillside, all on the peninsula of Howth Head.
Ringsend - (Irish: An Rinn) southside inner suburb of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. It is located on the south bank of the River Liffey, about two kilometres east of the city centre, and is the southern terminus of the East Link Toll Bridge.






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