The night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

Lyrics

Paddy McGinty bought a house and lived in Sunday’s Well
Situated on the north side of the Lee
He lived all alone in his cosy little home
So he bought a goat to keep him company
Well, says Paddy to the goat, “For you I’ll buy a coat
And a visit to Cork city we will pay”
But the goat kicked up a mountain when he saw the Barrack fountain
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

CHORUS
The night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade
All the people of Cork city got afraid
And the shouts went through the country
that The Glen had won the County
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade

Mary Ellen Warner stood at Woodford Boden’s corner
Sayin’ “I’ll catch a train to Dublin or I’ll die”
But the goat came up behind her and he gave her such a winder
She hadn’t time to bid her friends goodbye
And Mary Ann Fitzgibbons got her drawers all torn to ribbons
Running to the Munster Arcade
It was a sad bereavement when she landed on the pavement
On the night the goat broke loose on Grand Parade
Chorus

The people up in Barracka, when they heard the dreadful news
They all swore out in vengeance what they’d do
So they lined the street in batches, armed with saws and hatchets
But when the goat appeared, they all withdrew
Now the goat came through a door, roaring like a whore
Followed by Cork city fire brigade
And ’twas at the South dock Pier, where he landed in the Weir
And was never seen again on Grand Parade
Chorus


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Cork


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