Put more turf on the fire

Lyrics

My name it is Patsy Moloney
From the hill tops near Mullinahone
I’m in love with a sweet little colleen
I hope soon to make her my own
She lives with her father and mother
In a cottage quite close to the mill
And wherever in life I may wander
I’ll think of that darling spot still

Chorus
Put more turf on the fire, Mary Ann
For the weather is dreary and cold
Throw down an ould sod, Mary Ann
We’re both growing feeble and old
And we’ll talk of old times, Mary Ann
And the trouble in life we’ve been through
That have turned this world nearly upside down
But never changed my love for you, Mary Ann
But never changed my love for you

Oh Mary, and do you remember
That night in the little boreen
When I whispered the fond loving words, dear
Down by the purling stream
And I watched the thick smoke curling up
From your ould fellow’s cabin close by
Ah, Mary, my dear, be of good cheer
And throw an ould sod on the fire

Now, let us be pleased and contented
And hand down my good old duideen
And we’ll drink to your love, and mine dear
In a good drop of Irish poteen
And we’ll talk of good days in old Ireland
The days that we all do desire
Ah, Mary, my dear, be of good cheer
And throw an ould sod on the fire


Notes

Written by Seamus Kavanagh


Song Clip


County

Tipperary

Song Themes

Love and romance

Songwriter