Gaeilge

Falkirk fair, song / Mickey McDaid, singing in English

Section: Sound Recordings
Tagged: Donegal, Inishowen Song Project

Well as I went up to Falkirk Fair looking for a fee
I met a hashier farmer my misery for to see
With my mushan tannadie tannadie o and tannadie.

When he came smiling up to me saying how do you enjoy the fair
Oh what would you take to come with me and drive my second pair
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

I’ve only a pair of horses I’m sure you never saw
For one of them has a gay lame leg and the other one has twa
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

I hope you can handle a plough my boy and build a fair good stack
And for rising in the morning I hope you won’t be slack
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

The pair of horses I got now sure they’re not very braw
For one of them has a gay lame leg and the other one has twa
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

The milk we got with porridge sure it wasn’t very new
For it sent the dog a yowling and it damn near killed the sow
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

The cabbage was blue moulded and the cheese he a smell
And the coldest day in winter sure the butter would run like hell
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

There are two maids about this house Mag and Mary Jane
And the way that they are hashed about it is born a bloody shame
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

Maggie’s in the boiling house and Mary’s in the byre
Oh damn the soul about the house but the old man by the fire
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

There are an old wife about this house and she’s as black as hell
And if you were talking to that old wife she does all the work herself
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

But the tariff time is coming on and I don’t give a damn
I’ll tie up my clothes in a bundle and I’ll go on the road again
With my mushan tannadie tannidie o and tannadie.

Falkirk fair, song / Mickey McDaid, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:182-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Mickey McDaid
Title:Falkirk fair [sound recording] / Mickey McDaid, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:February 1985
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 10
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:10368
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Related Publication: My parents reared me tenderly / Jim MacFarland and Jimmy McBride in Publications
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