#03548
The Ferryman (Pete St John) video
#2349: YouTube video by RichReevesNL
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, the little boats are gone
from the breast of Anna Liffey,
And the ferrymen are stranded on the quay;
Sure, the Dublin docks are dying,
and a way of life is gone,
But, Molly, it was part of you and me.

Where the strawberry beds
sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow;
I love you well today and
I'll love you more tomorrow,
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

'Twas the only job I had.
It was hard but never lonely.
And the Liffey ferry made a man of me;
Now it's gone without a whisper,
half forgotten even now,
Well it's over, Molly, over, can't you see?

Where the strawberry beds
sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow;
I love you well today and
I'll love you more tomorrow,
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

Now I'll tend the yard and
I'll spend my days in talkin',
And I'll hear them whisper,
"Charlie's on the dole;"
But, Molly, we're still livin'
and, darlin', we're still young,
And the river never owned my heart and soul.

Where the strawberry beds
sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow;
I love you well today and
I'll love you more tomorrow,
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

Where the strawberry beds
sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow;
I love you well today and
I'll love you more tomorrow,
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

Where the strawberry beds
sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow;
I love you well today and
I'll love you more tomorrow,
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.
If you ever loved me, Molly, love me now.

####.... Pete St John of Dublin, Ireland © All rights reserved ....####
The video above features an excellent cover performance by Rich Reeves of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

Over the years this song has been recorded by the Dublin City Ramblers, Four To The Bar, The Dubliners, The Irish Rovers, Gaelic Storm, Patsy Watchorn, and Patrick Clifford.



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