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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: McNulty Family songs (54* d) Lyr Add: EILEEN O'DAIR (from McNulty Family) 31 Jan 20


EILEEN O'DAIR (THE SWEETEST COLLEEN AT THE FAIR)
(Claude Reese; Claude Garreau; David A. Boyd)
As recorded by Eileen and Peter McNulty and Their Orchestra, (Decca 2963 B), 1939.

My first name is Eileen; my last is O'Dair.
Sure I am the happiest girl at the fair.
Romance goes to my brain
Each time my love sings this refrain:

Eileen O'Dair,
The sweetest colleen at the fair.
Eileen O'Dair,
Her roguish blue eyes seem to say: "I don't care."
Her mother's from Dublin; her father's from Cork.
But still, she's the belle of the fair in New York.
Oh, Eileen O'Dair,
The sweetest colleen at the fair.

Who steals your heart with her sweet winning smile?
Who brings the sunshine to make life worthwhile?
Who has a charm beyond compare?
No one but Eileen O'Dair.

My heart is a-singin'; my head's in a whirl.
I've found my true darlin', my sweet little girl.
And love came to us there
The day that we met at the fair.

Eileen O'Dair,
The sweetest colleen at the fair.
Eileen O'Dair,
Her roguish blue eyes seem to say: "I don't care."
From New York to Frisco, they're giving a toast
To Eileen, the belle of the fair coast to coast.
Oh, Eileen O'Dair,
The sweetest colleen at the fair.

My mother's from Dublin; my father's from Cork,
But still, she's the belle of the fair in New York.
Oh, Eileen O'Dair,
The sweetest colleen at the fair.

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No doubt the song refers to the 1939 New York World's Fair.


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