Gaeilge

The rambling Irishman, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English

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I am a rambling Irish man in Ulster I was born in
And many a pleasant hour I spent on the bank of the sweet Lough Erne
For to live poor I could not endure like others of my station
To Americay I sailed away and left this Irish nation.

Right tan-te-na-na tan-te-na-na
Right tan-toor-a-noor-a-nandy.

The day before I went away I spent it with my darling
From three o’clock in the afternoon til the break of day next morning
But when that we were going to part we linked each others’ arms
And you can be sure and very sure it injured both our charms.

Right tan-te-na-na tan-te-na-na
Right tan-toor-a noor-a-nandy.

The very first night I spent on board I dreamt about my Nancy
I dreamt I held her in my arms and well she pleased my fancy
But when I woke up from my dream and found my bosom empty
Well you can be sure and very sure that I lay discontented.

Right tan-te-na-na tan-te-na-na
Right tan-toor-a-noor-a-nandy.

Oh when we reached the other side we were both stout and hearty
We dropped our anchor in the bay going down to Philadephi’
So let every lass drink with her lad blue jackets and white trousers
And let every lad drink with his lass blue petticoats with white flounces.

Right tan-te-na-na tan-te-na-na
Right tan-toor-a-noor-a-nandy.

The rambling Irishman, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:671-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Roseanne McGonigle
Title:The rambling Irishman [sound recording] / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:June 1987
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 75
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:3572
Related Material: Molly bawn ; and other songs in Playlists
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