Drumcolliher

Lyrics

I’ve been to a great many places
And wonderful sights I’ve seen
From Agernavoe to Ballinasloe
And back to Ballyporeen
But when they talk of the town that
Over the ocean lie
When they say to me Pat, what do you think of that
I up and says, says I

CHORUS
I suppose you’ve not been to Drumcolliher ?
Ye haven’t – well now I declare
You must wait till you’ve been to Drumcolliher
And see the fine place we have there
There’s only one street in Drumcolliher
But then ’tis a glory to see
Ye may talk till you’re dumb, but give me old Drum
For Drum is the place for me

They tell me there’s Isles of the Ocean
By India’s golden shore
Where life all day long is a beautiful song
With flowers and fruits galore
They tell me the sun does be shining
With never a cloud in the sky
But when they have done with their clouds and their sun
I up and I says, says I

CHORUS
I suppose you’ve not been to Drumcolliher ?
Ye haven’t – well now I declare
You must wait till you’ve been to Drumcolliher
And seen the fine sun we have there
There’s only one sun in Drumcolliher
And then ’tis a glory to see
You may talk till you’re dumb, but give me old Drum,
For Drum is the place for me

I was over in London quite lately
I gave King Edward a call
Says the butler, “He’s out, he isn’t about
And I don’t see his hat in the hall
But if you would like to look round, sir
I think you will have to say
Apartments like these are not what one sees
In your country every day”

CHORUS
Says I – Have yes been to Drumcolliher ?
Ye haven’t – well now I declare
You must wait till you’ve been to Drumcolliher
And seen the fine house we have there.
There’s only one house in Drumeolliher
For hardware, bacon, and tea
If your master would come we would treat him in Drum
Oh! Drum is the place for. me


Notes


Song Clip


County

Limerick


Songwriter

Percy French