Longford weaver

Lyrics

These five long quarters I have been weaving
And for my weaving I was paid down
I bought a shirt in the foremost fashion
All for to walk up thro’ Longford town
I walked up and thro’ Longford city
Where Nancy’s Whiskey I chanced to smell
I thought it fun for to go and taste it
These five long quarters I’ve liked it well

I entered into a little alehouse
Begged Nancy’s pardon for making free
And Nancy met me at every corner
You’re hearty welcome, young man, says she
We both sat down at a little table
We looked at each other a little while
We both sat down at a little table
And Nancy’s whiskey it did me beguile

I found meself then in a little parlour
I found meself then in a little bed,
I tried to rise, but I was not able
For Nancy’s whiskey it held down me head
When I arose, aye, the following morning
I asked the reckoning I had to pay
It’s fifteen shillings for ale and porter
Come pay it quickly now and get away

I put my hand all in me pocket
The ready money I laid it down
It’s fifteen shillings for ale and porter
And all remaining was a half o’ a crown
Well I looked up and looked down the window
Where there a fair maiden chanced to spy
I called her in, we spent two and two pints
And all remaining was a crocked bye

I put the moneys upon the table
Saying I’ll leave this money out with the rest
And I’ll drink a health to every young man
And the wee lassie that I love best
And I’ll go home, I’ll begin me weaving
I’ll steer me shuttle another while
And if I live through another season
It’s Nancy’s whiskey will not me beguile


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County

Longford

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