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    Dubliners - Eileen Og

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    The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands that are still performing music presently. They made a name for themselves playing regularly in O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin

    Eileen Og LYRICS

    Eileen Og, and that the darlin's name is
    Through the barony her features they were famous
    If we loved her, who is there to blame us
    For wasn't she the pride of Petravore?
    But her beauty made us all so shy
    Not a man could look her in the eye
    Boys, O boys, sure that's reason why
    We're in mourning for the pride of Petravore

    CHORUS
    Eileen Og, me heart is growing grey
    Ever since the day, you wandered far away
    Eileen Og, there's good fish in the sea
    But there's none of them like the pride of Petravore

    Friday at the fair of Ballintubber
    Eileen met McGrath the cattle jobber
    I'd like to set me mark upon the robber
    For he stole away the Pride of Petravore
    He never seemed to see the girl at all
    Even when she ogled him underneath her shawl
    Looking big and masterful when she was looking small
    Most provoking for the Pride of Petravore

    Chorus

    So it went as it was in the beginning
    Eileen Og was bent upon the winning
    Big McGrath contentedly was grinning
    Being courted by the Pride of Petravore
    Says he, 'I know a girl who'd knock you into fits
    At that Eileen nearly lost her wits
    The upshot of the ruction was that now the robber sits
    With his arm around the Pride of Petravore

    Chorus

    Boys, O boys, with fate 'tis hard to grapple
    Of my eye 'tis Eileen was the apple
    And now to see her walkin' to the chapel
    Wid the hardest featured man in Petravore
    And now boys, this is all I have to say
    When you do your courting make no display
    If you want them running after you just walk the other way
    For they're mostly like the Pride of Petravore

    Chorus