MICK MAGUIRE

 

Oh my name is Mick Maguire and I'll quickly tell to you

Of a young girl I admired one Katie Donoghue

She was fair and fat and forty and believe me when I say

Whenever I'd come in at the door you could hear her mother say

 

Johnny get up from the fire get up and give your man a seat

Can't you see it's Mick Maguire and he's  courtin' your sister Kate

You know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town

Ah get out of that ya impudent brat and let Mister Maguire sit down

 

Well the first time that I met her was at a dance in Donnahadee

I very kindly ask her would she dance a step with me

I asked if I could see her home if she'd be going my way

But whenever I'd come in at the door you could hear the ould one say

 

Johnny get up from the fire get up and give your man a seat

Can't you see it's Mick Maguire and he's  courtin' your sister Kate

You know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town

Ah get out of that ya impudent brat and let Mister Maguire sit down

 

But now that we are married her mammy's changed her mind

Just because I spent the money me father left behind

Now she hasn't got the decency to me time of the day

And whenever I'd come in at the door you could hear her mammy say

 

Johnny come up to the fire come you're sitting in the draft

Can't you see it's ould Maguire and he  nearly drives me daft

Sure I don't know what gets in him and he's always on the tear

So sit where you are and never you dare, give ould Maguire the chair