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The Great Songs Of The British Isles: from Arielle Gabriel

The Butcher Boy
Songs Of Wales
Site Dedication To Our Irish Grandmother
Songs Of Scotland
A Nation Once Again
All For Me Grog
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Alexander's Hornpipe
Amazing Grace
The Banks of the Roses
Biddy Mulligan
Black Velvet Band
Botany Bay
Brennan On The Moor
The Butcher Boy
Comical Genius
The Curragh of Kildare
Daisey A Day
Danny Boy
Dirty Old Town
Donegal Danny
The Bold Fenian Men
Dublin Jack Of All Trades
Dublin Saunter
The Dying Rebel
Easy And Slow
Fiddlers Green
The Fields Of Athenry
Finnegan's Wake
Flower Of Scotland
The Foggy Dew
Follow Me Up To Carlow
Four Green Fields
I'm A Freeborn Man
Free the People
Minstrel Boy
The Meeting Of The Waters
My Gentle Harp
Oh Breathe Not His Name
Pretty Maid Milking A Cow
She Is Far From The Land
Silent Oh Moyle
The Time I've Lost In Wooing
Tho The Last Glimpse Of Erin
When He Who Adores Thee
The Ghost Lover
The Holy Ground Once More
The Irish Exile
Kathleen O'Moore
The Lake Of Coolfin
Lovely Molly
The Maid Who Sold Her Barley
Mrs. McGrath
My Johnny Was A Shoemaker
Neil Flaherty's Drake
The Nobleman's Wedding
On Board The Ninety Eight
The Ploughboy: The Lark In The Moon
Quare Bungle Rye
Richard Of Taunton Dean
The Sign Of The Bonny Blue Bell
Van Diemen's Land
Wild Colonial Boy
The Willow Tree: Irish Version
Young Edwin In The Lowlands Low
The Young Servant Man
Garry Owen
Green Bushes
Oh No John
Tarry Trousers
Ned Of The Hill
Peggy Bawn
Rakes Of Mallow
Reilly's Daughter
Abdul Abulbul Amir
Andy McElroe
Blow The Candles Out
Galway City
John O'Dwyer
Old Maid In The Garret
The Parting Glass
Shule Agra
Star Of The County Down
Molly Brannigan
Savourneen Deelish
Snowy Breasted Pearl
Bantry Bay
Salley Gardens
I Dreamt I Was In Marble Halls
Katey Kearney
The Low Back'd Car
On Board the Kangaroo
The Rose Of Tralee
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
The Mulligan Guard
Sweet Rosie OGrady
She Moved Through The Fair
Are You There Moriarity?
Abroad As I Was Walking
As I Roved Out One Morning
The Barnyards Of Delgaty

The Butcher Boy

In Moore st , where I did dwell,

A butcher boy I loved him well,

He courted me, for many a day,

He stole from me, my heart away.


I wish, I wish, I wish in vain, I wish I was a maid again, A maid again I ne'er can be, till apples grow on an ivy tree.

There is an inn in that same town And there my love he sits him down: He takes a strange girl on his knee And tells her what he wouldn't tell me. REPEAT CHORUS

The reason is I'Il tell you why, Because she's got more gold than I, But gold will melt and silver fly And in time of need be as poor as I. REPEAT CHORUS

I'11 go upstairs and make my bed, There's nothing to do,' my mother said. My mother she has followed me, Saying tNhat is the matter, mi daughter dear.

'Oh mother dear, you little know What pains and sorrows or what woe. Go get a chair and sit me down With pen and ink I'11 write all down.'

Her father he came home that night, Enquiring for his heart's delight, He went upstairs, the door he broke, He found her hanging on a rope.

He took a knife and cut her down And in her bosom these Ilnes he found: 'Oh what a foolish girl was I To hang myself for a butcher's boy.

'Go dig my grave both wide and deep, Put a marble stone at my head and feet, And on my grave place a turtle dove, To show the world that I died for love.'




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