Westmeath bachelor

Lyrics

I am a Westmeath bachelor and me age is 63
I don’t intend to marry or to raise a family
I’m happy and contented just to live a single life
And that’s the reason why I don’t intend to take a wife

With the red stuff on her fingernails and the varnish on her toes
The raddle on her old fizzhog and the whitewash on her nose
She can get a fancy barber to shave her neck and head
Sure that’s why I’m a bachelor and don’t intend to wed

Last Thursday at the market in the town of Mullingar
A friend, he introduced me to a famous movie star
She’d was married several times before to men of every creed
And she thought she had found a sucker in the bachelor from Westmeath

With the red stuff on her fingernails and the varnish on her toes
The raddle on her old fizzhog and the whitewash on her nose
She can get a fancy barber to shave her neck and head
Sure that’s why I’m a bachelor and don’t intend to wed

Now, I’m living with me brother and his little cat and dog
I’m earning seven and six a week, a-working on the bog
Why should I change this life of ease for one of struggle and strife
And that’s the reason why I never took a wife

With the red stuff on her fingernails and the varnish on her toes
The raddle on her old fizzhog and the whitewash on her nose
She can get a fancy barber to shave her neck and head
Sure that’s why I’m a bachelor and don’t intend to wed


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Westmeath


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