Val Doonican sings THE JARVEY WAS A LEPRECHAUN from the mono vinyl album *More Shades of Val Doonican* 1965. Lyrics are down below.
Val Doonican ... what can you say about him??? a singer from Eire who took T.V. by storm in 1964 for twenty years ... dressed in his cardigan and sitting in his rocking chair... Rock on Val.
A Jarvey is an Irish two-wheeled Jaunting Car driver
(Jimmy Kennedy )
A half a dozen tourists stood outside a Lim'rick bar,
They thought they'd like to take a trip by Irish jaunting car,
They jumped up on the side seats and they started down the street,
But they never saw the character up in the driver's seat.
The Jarvey was a leprechaun and had some magic power,
He toured them thro' the Em'rald Isle at a thousand miles an hour,
A phantom horse was in the shafts and no one was surprised,
For the Jarvey was a leprechaun and he had them hypnotised.
He showed them Connemara on the way to Ireland's eye,
They heard him say that Galway Bay was frozen in July,
He had them kiss the Blarney Stone on Ballybunion Strand,
And a football team from Donegal was McNamaras band.
Yes! the Jarvey was a leprechaun and really took them round,
They went through Tipperary town at twice the speed of sound,
He told them it was Mullingar when passing by Clonmel,
For the Jarvey was a leprechaun and the truth he couldn't tell!
He told them it was Cromwell lost the battle of Clontarf
He said the famous Finn Mac'coul was nothing but a dwarf,
He swore the Giant's Causeway had been up in Phoenix Park,
And it was in Killarney's lake that Noah built his ark!
Yes the Jarvey was a leprechaun and did the trip so fast,
Although the horse had spouted wings the pace, it couldn't last,
He drove them up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen,
And that Jarvey and his passengers were never seen again.