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Mick Maguire, song / Kevin McGonigle, singing in English

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Oh my name is Mick Maguire and a tale I’ll tell to you
About a girl that I admire called Katie Donahue
Well she’s fair and fat and forty believe me when I say
Whenever I come into the door you can hear her mammy say.

Johnny get up from the fire get up and give the man a seat
Don’t you know it's Mr Maguire and he's courting your sister Kate
Ah you know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town
Arrah get up out of that you impudent brat and let Mr Maguire sit down.

Well the first time that I met her was at a fair at Tandragee
And I very kindly asked her if she'd dance a step with me
And I asked if I could see her home as I'd be going her way
And whenever I come into the door you could hear her mammy say.

Johnny get up from the fire get up and give the man a seat
Don’t you know it's Mr Maguire and he's courting your sister Kate
Ah you know very well he owns a farm a wee bit out of the town
Arrah get up out of that you impudent brat and let Mr Maguire sit down.

Ah but now that we are married sure her mother's changed her mind
All because I spent the legacy her father left behind
Sure she hasn't got the decency to bid me time of day
And whenever I come into the door you'd here the auld one say.

Johnny come up to the fire come up you're sitting in a draft
Sure it's only ould Maguire and he nearly drives me daft
Sure I don't know what’s got in him sure he's always on the tear
Oh just sit where you are and never you dare to give ould Maguire the chair.

Sure I don't know what’s got in him sure he's always on the tear
Oh just sit where you are and never you dare to give ould Maguire the chair.

Mick Maguire, song / Kevin McGonigle, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:706-NC-V8
Main Performer: Kevin McGonigle
Title:Mick Maguire [videorecording] / Kevin McGonigle, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:Rusty Nail Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:25 March 2001
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 2 min. 40 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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