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GUEST,Annegi Lyr Req: Biddy McGrath (Matt McGinn?) (15) Lyr Add: BIDDY MCGRATH (from Matt McGinn) 01 Mar 02

Here are the words from the McGinn of the Calton book - I am assuming these are the originals you are looking for.

As recorded by Matt McGinn on "Honesty Is Out of the Fashion" (1968)

Well, have you heard of Biddy McGrath?
She strangled two sailors with the straps of her bra.
She tied one strap around the little fella's head
And she threw him in the Liffey like a crust of bread.

CHORUS: With yer too-ri-a fal the diddle da
Too-ri-oor-ri oor-ri -a
With yer too-ri-a fal the diddle da
Too-ri-oor-ri oor-ri -a

Biddy turned round on the big fella then.
She took him in her fingers like a ball-point pen.
She twirled him north and she twirled him south,
Then she tied the other strap around the poor fella's mouth. CHORUS

The policeman said to Biddy McGrath:
'What's this you've been doing with the straps of your bra?'
Says she: 'Get along and on with yer job'
And she stuffed the remainder in the policeman's gob. CHORUS

The judge he said to Biddy McGrath:
'Yer a thorough disgrace to yer ma and yer pa.'
Says she: 'Them sailors were feeding me the cure,
And treating me as if I were a lady.' CHORUS

So if you're ever in Dublin town,
Where Nelson's monument* used to be found,
And you come across a girl with a brand new bra,
Beware if her name be Biddy McGrath. CHORUS

* McGinn actually sings "Nelson's Column" but that's in Trafalgar Square! The monument in Dublin was called Nelson's Pillar.

Cheers Annegi

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