Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cockles and Mussels

Traditional Irish
Rise Up Singing chapter: City, p.17
D - G - / D - E A //: D - G Em / D Bm A D ://

In Dublin's fair city, where girls are so pretty
'Twas there that I first met sweet Molly Malone
She wheeled her wheelbarrow
through streets broad and narrow
Crying "Cockles and mussels alive, alive-o"
Alive alive-o, alive alive-o
Crying "Cockles and mussels alive, alive-o"

She was a fishmonger but sure 'twas no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they each wheeled their barrow...

She died of a faver* and no one could save her [faver = fever]
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
Her ghost wheels her barrow...

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