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The Waxies Dargle Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan "Will ye come to the Waxies dargle?" Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan, "Sure I haven't got a farthing. I've just been down to Monto town To see uncle McArdle But he half a crown For to go to the Waxies dargle." Cho: What are ye having, will ye have a pint? Yes, I'll have a pint with you, sir, And if one of us doesn't order soon We'll be thrown out of the boozer. Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan "Will ye come to the Galway races?" Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan, "With the price of my aul' lad's braces. I went down to Capel Street To the Jew man moneylenders But they wouldn't give me a couple of bob on My aul' lad's suspenders." Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan "We have no beef or mutton But if we go down to Monto town We might get a drink for nuttin'" Here's a piece of good advice I got from an aul' fishmonger: "When food is scarce and you see the hearse You'll know you have died oF hunger. From Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland, Ossian Publications Note: Waxies are candlemakers; Waxies Dargle is their annual excursion to Bray. Tune is Brighton Camp, or Girl I Left Behind Me. RG RG
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