FANDOM

1,927,136 Pages

StarIconGreen
LangIcon
​Galway City

This song is by Ryan's Fancy and appears on the album Looking Back (1972).

One, two - one, three, four

As I roved out through Galway city
At the hour of twelve in the night
Who should I see but a handsome damsel
Combing her hair by candlelight
"Lassie, I have come a-courting
Your fine favours for to win???
And if you'll but smile on me
Next Sunday night I'll call again"

Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay

"So to me you come a-courting
My fine favours for to win
It would give me the greatest pleasure
If you never did call again
What would I do when I go a-walking
Walking out in the morning dew
What would I do when I go a-walking
Walking out with a lad like you?"

Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay

"Lassie, I have gold and silver
Lassie, I have houses and lands
Lassie, I have ships on the ocean
They'll be all at your command
"What do I want with your ships on the ocean?
What do I want with your houses and lands?
What do I want with your gold and silver?
All I want is a handsome man"

Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay

Did you ever see the grass in the morning
All bedecked with jewels so rare?
Did you ever see a handsome damsel
Diamonds sparkling in her hair?
Did you ever see a copper kettle
Mended with an old tin can?
Did you ever see a handsome damsel
Married off to an ugly man?

Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lah-dee
Whack-fol-dee-too-ra-loo-ra-lay