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O'Boyle Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree (13) Lyr Add: THE FERRYMAN (Pete St John) 24 Jul 98


If you don't feel like loking for the ferrymen, here it is. I sing "Harry's om the dole" because a freind of mine, Harry, always requested it and seemingly was always on the dole. I don't remember the original name in the song.
Slainte

Rick


The Ferrymen

Well the little boats are gone from the docks upon the Liffey
The ferrymen are stranded on the quay
The Dublin docks are dyin' and the way of life is gone
And Molly it was part of you and me

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.

It was the only job I knew. It was hard but never lonely
The Liffey ferry made a man of me.
And it's gone without a whisper and forgotten even now
Sure it's over Molly over can't you see.

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.

And now I'll tend my yard, and I'll spend my days a talkin'
And I'll hear them yellin' Harry's on the dole
My Molly we're still living, my darling we're still young
And I'd rather never own my heart and soul.

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.


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