Gaeilge

The courting coat, song / Tommy Tourish, singing in English

Section: Sound Recordings
Tagged: Donegal, Inishowen Song Project

As I went walking by night and day
The thoughts of my true love led my mind astray
The day it went past and the night it drew on
Till at length I arrived with my courtin’ coat on
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

I polished my boots and I shaved off my beard
For courtin’ I never was better prepared
The moon showed me light for to guide me along
Till at length I arrived with my courtin’ coat on
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

When I arrived there it was far in the night
My knock at the window put her in a fright
She lifted her head saying is that you John?
Indeed an’ it’s me an’ me courting coat on.
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

Ah Johnny dear Johnny what brought you so late
Your knocking so bold has put me in a fright
You disturb all the house with your knocking so strong
I would have you to sleep with our courtin’ coat on.
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

Well as for my knocking there’s no one to blame
And you may lie there till I ask you again
When I look at my coat sure it’s fine and it’s new
And I’ll get another so lassie adieu.
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

Oh Johnny dear Johnny ah don’t go away
Sure I’ll be with you by the break of day
With your fine polished boots and your saddle suit on
You’re fitting for me with your courtin’ coat on.
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

Now all you gay fellows get a maid that is kind
Just take a ramble so never you mind
Tap at the window as you go along
And tell them to sleep for their courtin’s all gone
Singing fal-dra-la-lah singing fal-dra-la-ley.

The courting coat, song / Tommy Tourish, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:200-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Tommy Tourish
Title:The courting coat [sound recording] / Tommy Tourish, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Pat Mulhern's house, Fallask, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:August 1980
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 4
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:516
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Related Publication: My parents reared me tenderly / Jim MacFarland and Jimmy McBride in Publications
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