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wes.w Lyr Req: Darling Girl from Clare (Percy French) (23) Lyr Add: DARLING GIRL FROM CLARE 21 Mar 01


Yvonne - we crossed in replies, but there are two more verses. You have given the first and last, and their choruses. Here are the two central verses and chors:

2.Says Fagin, 'Tis the father I'll be plazin',
I'll tell him of the land I've tilled
I'll tell him of the cattle I have grazin'
And the house I mean to build
And whin he sees the arable and pasture
And the fat stock feedin' there
An' the hens an' the chickens
You may go to the dickens
For the girl from County Clare

Chorus2:
So every man had got the finest plan
.. as before..
That she'll agree now - you'll see now.
Thinks I 'Well then now
Though I haven't ere a cow
Of brass I've got my share
And so I know the way they ought to go
About the darlin' girl from Clare

3.Sez Sharkey 'She'll be coming to the shop there
To buy some sort of thing
I'll ax her if she has a mind to stop there
And should I buy the ring
An' whin she sees the curtains on the window
An' the old clock on the stair
Keepin' time to the minit
No one else will be in it
With the darlin girl from Clare

Chorus3:
So every man had got the finest plan
..as before ...
That she'll agree now - you'll see now.
Thinks I 'Ye may stop
Till yer dead in yer shop
An' not a hair she'll care
Wid all yer gold
Ye'll never hold a hold
Upon the darlin' girl from Clare

Written and composed by Percy French (1854-1920). There is also a female version he composed for his singing partner of later years, Mary Laffan.


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