Bold O'Donoghue The Ramblers Two -Johnny McEvoy -Mick Crotty




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Published on Feb 25, 2008

Johnny McEvoy {verse} and Mick Crotty who were called "The Ramblers Two" singing Bold O'Donoghue, from a programme called Ballad Sheet. 1963.

Well here I am from Paddy's land, a land of high renown
I've broke the hearts of all the girls from miles 'round Keady town
And when they hear that I'm awa', they'll raise a hullabaloo
When they hear about that handsome lad that they call O'Donoghue

For I'm the boy to please her and I'm the boy to tease her
I'm the boy can squeeze her ach', and I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll court her like an Irishman and the brogue and blarney too is my plan
With my rolligan, swalligan, holligan, wolligan ,bold O'Donoghue

I wish my love was a red, red rose, growing on yon garden wall
And me to be the dew drop and upon her brow I'd fall
Perhaps now she might think on me as a rather heavy dew
And no more she'd love that handsome lad that they call O'Donoggue


I hear that Queen Eliazeth has a daughter fine and grand
Perhaps she'd take it into her head for to marry an Irishman
And if I could only get the chance to have a word or two
I'm sure she'd take a notion in the bold O'Donoghue



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