The summer of eighty five, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Ah nineteen eighty five it’s a year we keep in mind
When the hay went under plastic it was handy at the time
All summer it kept raining and our hay we couldn’t dry
So for to beat the weather the auld silage we did try.

We brought molasses by the gallon we got plastic by the yard
And they even sold us acid for the stuff that was too hard
We had government instructors they were giving us advice
But if they would lift that plastic they would not try it twice.

They came driving round in motors and they told us what to do
Saying ‘It didn’t make no differ if she was cut a week or two
Just pile her in a heap and you roll her down so sure
But when you lift that plastic boys you will have heaps of manure.

The instructor he assures us we’ll have silage never fear
But you must get that double chopper she’s the only job this year
For they say the old cow loves her when she’s chopped up so neat
But you couldn’t blame that old cow when she’s nothing else to eat.

Oh the lifting of this plastic to me it was a dread
For one day I filled a barrow and I wheeled it ‘til her head
And as she nozzled through it in her eye I saw a tear
I said don’t blame it on me girl just blame it on the year.

Then I told her of Garret it was just to ease her pain
I told her of the vouchers and of the convention grain
So she lifted up her head and switched around her tail
Saying if Garret stands his promise I will change to Fine Gael.

Oh now in eighty six don’t bother about the hay
Just trample it under plastic and it will be okay
The old cow she got the voucher but Garret you take note
We might have lost our silage but sure Charlie lost a vote.

see also   The summer of 1985 / Tim Lyons

The summer of eighty five, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:410-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The summer of eighty five [sound recording] / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:23 Septmeber 1989
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 100
Related Material: Two good men and true in Playlists
Related Publication: Two good men and true / compiled by Jimmy McBride in Publications
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