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The terrier, song / Paddy Collins, singing in English

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Written by Paddy’s father Hugh the Poet

‘Til thus while we’re assembled here I mean to state what’s true
And to amuse the company I’ll explain the facts to you
I’m the owner of a terrier the best in all the land
She is of the name of Flora in appearance he is grand
Her eyes are huge and luminous you all well know it’s true
Her appearance is majestic and her hair’s a golden hue
He is docile and obedient affectionate and kind
You could travel over Ireland and her equal never find

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Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie


She started out one morning she went out by Drumgreen mill
She went also through Maguire’s bridge and over Tamper hill
She had been to Cornashannon and come home to Corryanne
And she thought that Mick McCarolan was a wonderful nice old man

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Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

She has been round the ticklemount and up to Lisnaskea
And she travelled out through Whitepark on a sultry summer’s day
In a crystal stream at Doonion my poor Flora took a wash
She was travelling with her master out to swim ...
Coming home she called to Anthony and with the wet as well
She was also in the Barracks and in Armstrong’s hotel
She came down to Charlie Connolly and by a scientific nod
Let him know her master would be in to get the donkey shod

Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie
Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

She was often in Liscullen was often in Kilmore
And she walked on every paving stone upon Loch Erin’s shore
She has been on numerous islands and indeed you needn’t laugh
For she sailed on board the submarine one night beyond the lough

Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie
Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

She was entertained with Parkinson and with McCormac too
She regaled herself with Jimmy Fife likewise with Mrs Grew
And with the rambling rhymers she traversed the country o’er
And she never was insulted but in Kennedy’s of Kilmore

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Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

It was when that dinnertime came round that she wagged her tail with glee
I imagine she was thinking it’s a holiday for me
She was always fond of dainties when the mutton she did smell
Without any hesitation she marched into this hotel
For to follow her poor master sure she thought it was the plan
But an act of parliament was passed she didn’t understand
And to quote this act of parliament we merry did begin
Saying that in section eight this act does state that no dogs will enter in

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Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

But as mindful of the female kind believe me it’s a fact
Sure appearance proved to all the world she did defy the act
Still it was exasperating I consider it a crime
To insult the bitch and perhaps make her pup before her time

Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie
Tidey Ann tidey Ann tidey idedee andie

The terrier, song / Paddy Collins, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:717-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Paddy Collins
Title:The terrier [sound recording] / Paddy Collins, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:February 1990
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 135
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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