Galway City As I roved out thro' Galway City, At the hour of twelve at night, Who should I see but a handsome damsel, Combing her hair by candlelight. "Lassie, I have come a-courtin', Your kind favours for to win; And if you'll but smile upon me, Next Sunday night I'll call again." Chorus: Raddy a the toodum, toodum, toodum, Raddy a the toodum, toodum day.[twice] "So to me you come a-courting, My kind favours for to win; But 'twould give me the greatest pleasure If you never did call again. What would I do when I go walking, Walking out in the morning dew? What would I do when I go walking, Walking out with a lad like you?" Chorus. "Lassie, I have gold and silver, Lassie, I have houses and lands; Lassie, I have ships on the ocean; They'll be all at your command." What do I care for your ships on the ocean? What do I care for your houses and lands? What do I care for your gold and silver? All I want is a handsome man." Chorus. Did ever you see the grass in the morning All bedecked with jewels rare? Did ever you see a handsome lassie, Diamonds sparkling in her hair? Did ever you see a copper kettle Mended with an ould tin can? Did ever you see a handsome damsel Married up to an ugly man? Chorus. [learned from David Browne of Vancouver, 1970] [related to "Dublin City".] MS apr96
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