Sweet little song of bandon

Lyrics

A tall gangling lad had a boat on the Bandon
It’s a sweet little song I have here for you now
And a girl lived near by that he’d put a stray hand on
Oh a sweet little song I have here for you now

Martin, come on will you court with me, court with me
Molly goes on with her squeezin’ him, teasing him
Sandycove Harbour, tarum-te-diddle
lt’s a sweet little song I have here for you now

To the town of Kinsale, Martin sporting, is bound him
lt’s a sweet little song I have here for you now
Before long he had twenty-two women around him
Oh a sweet little song I have here for you now

Martin, come on will you court with me, court with me
Hear them go on with their squeezing him, teasing him
Sandycove Harbour, tarum-te-diddle
lt’s a sweet little song I have here for you now

But Molly arrived in a boat with her mother
It’s a sweet little song I have here for you now
And Martin was hooked, just like many another
Oh a sweet little song I have here for you now

Martin, come on will you court with me, court with me
Molly goes on with her squeezin’ him, teasing him
Sandycove Harbour, tarum-te-diddle
lt’s a sweet little song I have here for you now

If that tall gangling fellow from Bandon was able
There’s a sweet little song that he’d sing for you now
But besides the two women, there’s the fill of a cradle
Oh a sweet little song I have here for you now

Martin, come on will you court with me, court with me
Molly has stopped all that squeezing him, teasing him
Sandycove Harbour, tarum-te-diddle
But the devil a sight does it see of him now


Notes

Written by Cork balladeer James N Healy


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