The Oul' Triangle

Lyrics

A hungry feelin’ came over me stealin’
And the mice were squeeling in my prison cell
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

In the early morning the screw was calling
Get out ya bowzies and clean out your cell
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

On a fine spring evening the lag lay dreaming
the seagulls wheeling high above the wall
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The screw was peeping as the lag was sleeping
And he was dreaming of his old girl Sal
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The wind was rising and the day declining
As I lay pining in my prison cell
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The day was dying and the wind was sighing
As I lay crying in my prison cell
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

In the female prison there are sixty-nine women
And it is among them that I wish I did well
And the oul’ triange went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Dublin 1

Songs of Dublin


Notes

Clip – Cruiskeen



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Dublin

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