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Pride of Pimlico

Pride of Pimlico
(Arthur Griffith)

Come all ye broken hearted ones and listen to my lay
About a lovely damsel, as fair as any May
Who's caused much tears and sorrow and grief and heartfelt woe
It's Kitty Flynn I'm speaking of, the Pride of Pimlico

It's just about a month ago unto this place she came
And set our hearts a blazing up in love's undying flame
And made of every other lass about the place a foe
Because she took their sweethearts, did the Pride of Pimlico

Poor Paddy Burke the tailor now can't do a stroke of work
Nor Billy Shee the handyman, nor steady Jack McGurk
And if you ax the reason all they'll answer you is "O
'Tis all because of Kitty Quinn, the Pride of Pimlico"

Old Jimmy Kane the miser that no one could get round
And young Tom Ray who owns a forge and near a hundred pound
And Mat M'Cann whose father keeps the Irish Waxwork Show
Are raving night and day about the Price of Pimlico

Its time the polis saw to it, it soon will be too late
An divil a man in all the Coombe will have a solid pate
Or soon beyond in Riley's a sight of awful woe
You'll see ten thousand victims of the Pride of Pimlico!

Copyright Arthur Griffith
Written by Arthur Griffith - the man who negotiated the Anglo-Irish
Treaty in 1920/1. This is the song as given in O'Lochlinn's "More
Irish Street Ballads" MR


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