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A Ballynure Ballad As I was goin' to Ballynure, The day I well remember, For to view the lads and lasses On the fifth day of November, With a ma-ring-doo-a-day, With a ma-ring-a-doo-a-daddy oh. As I was goin' along the road When homeward I was walking, I heard a wee lad behind a ditch-a To his wee lass talking, With a ma-ring-----etc. Said the wee lad to the wee lass "It's will ye let me kiss ye, For it's I have the cordial eye That far exceeds the whiskey," With a ma-ring-----etc. This cordial that ye talk about There's very few o' them gets it, For there's nothin' now but crooked combs And muslin gowns can catch it. With a ma-ring-----etc. Repeat second verse DS
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