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Star of the County Down
Limerick Rake
Raglan Road
Molly Malone
Dirty Old Town
Fiddler’s Green
Spancil Hill
Only Our Rivers
Black Velvet Band
Foggy Dew
Fields of Athenry
Whiskey in the Jar

Fiddler’s Green

(with Paul Shanahan accompanying)

As I walked by the dockside
One evening so fair
To view the salt waters and
Take the night air,
I heard an old fisherman singing this song:
He said, “Won’t you take me away, boys,
My time is not long”.

Chorus::  “Wrap me up
In me oilskin and jumper.
No more on the docks I’ll be seen.
Just tell me old shipmates
I’m takin’ a trip mates,
I’ll see you one day on Fiddler’s Green.”

Now Fiddler’s Green is a place,
I’ve heard tell,
Where the fishermen go
When they don’t go to hell,
Where the sky is all clear
And the dolphins do play
And the cold coast of Greenland
Is far, far away.


Now I don’t want a harp, a halo—not me.
Just give me a breeze
And a good rolling sea.
I’ll play me old squeeze box
As we sail along
With the wind in the rigging
To sing me this song.

Chorus—-John Connelly