The Irish navigator, song

Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
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Lyrics

If you listen to my song sure I won’t detain you long
For my singing it will make you melancholy
I was going down the street when a girl I chanced to meet
She had a basket on arm her name was Molly

Oh boys oh she had curly wavy hair
And I really thought my wife that I would make her
‘Til I found out her abode she lived down at Bogey Road
With a hashing dashing Irish navigator

Then I took her to a bar where for her I got a jar
I really thought my wife that I would make her
When the guy behind the bar says now touch her if you dar’
And he looked like an Irish navigator

Oh then I was afraid when out spokes the jade
She said never mind that old muck shifter
If it’s only for spite you will sleep with me all night
Never mind the Irish navigator

Then I was content sure it’s home with her I went
I really thought my wife that I would make her
I took her on my knee gave her kisses two or three
When in steps the Irish navigator

He looked at me with great surprise saying I’ll blacken both your eyes
For my wife from me you’re going to take her
And he gave me box like a kick from an ox
Saying remember the Irish navigator

I was thrown out on my head when my watch and cash had fled
If I had my hands upon her I would break her
So in future I’ll beware of a girl with curly wavy hair
In case she has an Irish navigator

Oh boys oh she had curly wavy hair
And I really thought my wife that I would make her
‘Til I found out her abode she lived down at Bogey Road
With a hashing dashing Irish navigator