Kerry Courting

Lyrics

Oh Mary, it’s time you were married
I don’t say yer much of a catch
With never a pound in the bank, I’ll be bound
No boy will be lifting the latch
But boys are mysterious creatures
And when one is crazy to wed
A girl might bring him to give her the ring
Before he got right in the head

For they call you The Rose of Tralee
It’s all very pretty to be
A beautiful rose, but Lord only knows
Who’ll mary the Rose of Tralee, d’ya see?
Who’ll mary the Rose of Tralee

Still Jenny Delaney got married
Although she looks two ways at once
And Carrotty Peg with the twist in her leg
So I’m thinking ye might have a chance
Of course them two fairies had money
That gave the a bit of a push
But all that you’ve got in the crockery pot
Wouldn’t whistle a boy off the bush

And they call you The Rose of Tralee
It’s all very pretty to be
A beautiful rose, but Lord only knows
Who’ll mary the Rose of Tralee, d’ya see?
Who’ll mary the Rose of Tralee


Notes


Song Clip


County

Kerry


Songwriter

Percy French