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Shake hands with your uncle Dan, song / Cloontagh National School, singing in English

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It seems like only yesterday I left the cove of Cork
A stranger from old Ireland I landed in New York
Without a friend to meet me there, a stranger on the shore
But Irish luck was with me there and riches came galore.

But now I'm going back again to dear old Erin's isle
My friends will meet me on the pier and greet me with a smile
Their faces sure I almost forgot, I've been so long away
But mother will introduce them all and this to me will say.

Shake hands with your uncle Dan me boy and here’s your sister Kate
She’s the girl you used to swing down by the garden gate
Shake hands with all of the neighbors and kiss the colleens all
You're as welcome as the flowers in May in dear old Donegal.

They'll give a party when I get home they'll come from near and far
They'll line the road for miles and miles with Irish jaunting cars
The whiskey will flow like buttermilk, to fill our hearts with joy
And the piper will play an Irish reel to greet the Yankee boy.

We’ll dance and sing the whole night long such fun was never seen
The lads will be decked in corduroy, the colleens decked in green
Their faces sure I almost forgot, I've been so long away
But my mother will introduce them all and this to me will say.

Shake hands with your uncle Dan me boy and here’s your sister Kate
She’s the girl you used to swing down by the garden gate
Shake hands with all of the neighbors and kiss the colleens all
You're as welcome as the flowers in May in dear old Donegal.

Shake hands with your uncle Dan, song / Cloontagh National School, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:549-ITMA-MP4
Main Performer: Cloontagh National School
Title:Shake hands with your uncle Dan [videorecording] / Cloontagh National School, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:The Market House, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:24 March 2012
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 1 min. 55 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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