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mike putt Lyr Add: The Ferryman (Pete St. John) (30) Lyr/Chords Add: THE FERRYMAN (Pete St John) 05 Jun 00

by Pete St John
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Oh the little boats are gone from the breast of Anna
Liffey the ferrymen are stranded on the quay
Sure the Dublin Docks are dying and a way of life is gone
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And Molly it was part of you and me

Where the strawberry beds sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow
I love you well today and I'll love you more tomorrow
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If you ever loved me Molly love me now
'Twas the only job I knew. 'Twas hard but never lonely.
The Liffey ferry made a man of me.
Now it's gone without a whisper, half forgotten even now,
And it's over, Molly, over, can't you see? CHORUS

Now I'll tend the yard and I'll spend my days in talking,
And I'll hear them whisper Charlie's on the dole
But Molly, we're still living and, darling, we're still young,
And the river never owned me heart and soul. CHORUS

There you go, Sue and Ali. Like all Pete St John's songs, it's a cracker.

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