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N2 Mary Ann 2 Some boyos when they go out courtin' Sure they haven't the spunk of a mouse They'll stand on the corner and whistle They're afraid to go into the house But I walk in the kitchen with me swagger As if the whole place were me own And I sit meself down with, "Good evening, How are you, old Mother Malone?" So I kissed the old woman and hugged the old man Gave Johnny a dollar and I shook hands with Dan Fight for his sister, I'll do all I can, I'll do all I can And then I'll walk out with me girl, Mary Ann Well, I'd only been courting her a fortnight When her heart and her hand, I had won So the next night I went to the cottage The old woman, she called me "her son" So I asked the old man for his daughter His son-in-law, soon I would be And he says, "on me soul, Pete McNulty, You can have both me daughter and me" Recorded by McDermott's Handy SOF
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