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The yellow JCB, song / Mary Noone, singing in English

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Now there's a man Delaney he's a man of high renown
He's in the plant hire business here in London town
He has a load of wagons a Merc and a Model T
But the pride of his possessions is his yellow JCB.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

Now the inside of the JCB is a sight to behold
He has got curtains on the windows of colours green white and gold
He‘s a photograph of Haughey in the Dáil in Dublin town
And one of Maggie Thatcher but it's hanging upside down.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

Well he opened up the JCB to give her more horse-power
And he thundered down the motorway at a hundred mile an hour
And when the cops came after him sure Delaney f'd and blind
Well he stuck it into overdrive and left them all behind.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

Now they built a fine big airport in a place that's known as Knock
And when Monsignor cutting the sod sure he got an awful shock
For there beneath the heather sure the water ran so free
He said I'll go with Delaney and that yellow JCB.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

When the Pope arrived in Ireland sure he had a Popemobile
A great machine on tarmac but no good in the fields
And when his chopper flew into Knock sure what did John Paul say
He says I’ll go with Delaney in that yellow JCB.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

Now when the lads they go courting with the quare ones by their sides
Some go by London Transport some take their Raleigh bike
Some go on Shance's pony but not our Mr D
For when he goes up to Cricklewood sure he takes the oul’ JCB.

Well he takes her down to Nelly's to the Bell and to the Crown
And the engine runs on diesel oil and it never lets him down
He takes her to the Galtee but only for the craic
With Delaney at the steering wheel and the subbies in the back.

The yellow JCB, song / Mary Noone, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:756-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Mary Noone
Title:The yellow JCB [sound recording] / Mary Noone, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:16 February 1991
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 152
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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