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Keg Of Brandy (Navigators) video
#2087: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~

I'm always drunk and I'm seldom sober,
I'm constant rovin' from town to town;
Ah, but I'm old now, my sporting's over,
So, Molly, a stór, would you lay me down.

Just lay my head on a keg of brandy,
It is my fancy, I do declare;
For when I'm drinkin', I'm always thinkin',
On lovely Molly from the County Clare.

The ripest apple is the soonest rotten,
And the warmest love is the soonest cold;
And a young man's fancy is soon forgotten,
So beware, young maids, don't make so bold.

Just lay my head on a keg of brandy,
It is my fancy, I do declare;
For when I'm drinkin', I'm always thinkin',
On lovely Molly from the County Clare.

It's youth and folly make a young man wasting,
And it makes him tarry a long, long day;
What can't be cured, love, must be endured, love,
So farewell, darling, I'm going away.

Just lay my head on a keg of brandy,
It is my fancy, I do declare;
For when I'm drinkin', I'm always thinkin',
On lovely Molly from the County Clare.

####.... This song is often considered traditional, but was written by Robbie O'Connell, Liam Clancy's nephew, and recorded on his 1987 album Love Of The Land, on Green Linnet Records, Danbury, Connecticut, © Slievenamon Music (BMI). O'Connell adapted the song with new words and music from a piece of a British broadside ballad he came across, I'm Often Drunk, But Seldom Sober, published by Liptrot (St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom), date unknown, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Harding B 11(1731) ....####
Recorded by the Navigators (Sea Miner, trk#14, 2009).

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From Ancestry's Common Irish Phrases: a stór - my treasure.


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