The Irish Song and Recitation Festival Broadcast
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Shownotes With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin
Todays Song: In Old Ballymoe (Roscommon)
Sung by: Mike O’Laughlin
Todays Chat: Irish Song and Music Cruise !
run time: 10:00 minutes
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In Old Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon
Todays song is Old Ballymoe, where we find
a couple of characters meeting up walking
the road in Ireland. The fellow starts to woo
the girl slowly at first, but ends up making
preposterous offers. And the Irish lady herself
is playing with words a bit herself, as you will
I have had this one on my bucket list for years.
A cruise of the Caribbean that features a
whole load of Irish singers and musicians.
Well, I’ve just found it, and it leaves in 30 + days:
Irish Festival Cruises
Contact: Mary Rowley
Singers and Musicians :
Mary Black and The Black Brothers, The Dublin City
Ramblers, Girsa, The Matt Cunningham Band, Ennis,
Brigid’s Cross, Mike Mazur, John Gleeson and more!
Port of departure and return: Fort Lauderdale
Date: Jan. 30 depart. Feb. 6 Return.
See you on board !
Check their web page to be sure, and to find
out more. You can call Mary at the number above.
Tell her Mick the Bridge sent you !
This cruise looks so good that I wanted to let
you know about it. ( I am just a passenger).
Hope I will meet up with a few of you on board,
perhaps in the pub with some really good songs…
In Old Ballymoe
In the county Roscommon we’ve hailstones and rain.
as I was crossing the fields on the way to the plane
I met a fair Colleen says she do you know
the shortest of shortcuts into old Ballymoe ?
Says I , Colleen Oh, who led you astray.
I think I’ll go with you, and show you the way
says she, I won’t go with you, for you I dunnoe
you might kiss me, between here, and old Ballymoe
Says I, Colleen Oh, I have seldom been kissed
She says, poor lad, sure a lot you have missed
but I, am willing to learn, you know
we can practice between, here and old Ballymoe
You think I’d go with you, you moron, garrough
I dont like, your looks, and your smoothering blows
you are young, you are handsome,
but god knows your slow
you look like you did one, in old Ballymoe
Says he I’ve been noted, for strength and good looks
my brains not so bad, when I’ve mastered the books
and if you are willing, tis married we’ll go
and forever live happy, in old Ballymoe
She started to laugh, til I thought she would choke
she says, poor lad, I will tell you a joke
Get out of my way, for now I must go
I’ve a husband and six kids in old Ballymoe !
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