The Galway Races
A song in the key of Ador
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Abc sheet music for Galway Races, The
X:2296 T:Galway Races, The R:song Z:id:hn-song-124 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 K:Ador (A2G) | E2G G2A | G2G E2D | E2G G2A | G2G E2D | E2A A2B | c3 B2A | G2A B2d | c2c c2d | e2e d2c | B2d c2B | A2c B2A | G2E E2D | E2G G2A | G2G E2D | E2A G2B | A2B || c2d | e3 d2c | d3 c2B | AAA A2G | A3- A2 || W:As I roved out through Galway Town to seek for recreation W:On the seventeenth of August, my mind being elevated W:There were multitudes assembled with their tickets at the station W:And my eyes began to dazzle and they're off to see the races W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:There were passengers from Limerick and passengers from Nenagh W:And passengers from Dublin and sportsmen from Tipp'rary W:There were passengers from Kerry, and all quarters of the nation W:And our member, Mr. Hearst, for to join the Galway Blazers. W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:There were multitudes from Aran, and members from New Quay Shore W:The boys of Connemara and the Clare unmarried maidens W:There were people from Cork City who were loyal, true and faithful W:They brought home the Fenian prisoners from dying in foreign nations W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:It's there you'll see confectioners with sugarsticks and dainties W:The lozenges and oranges, the lemonade and raisins! W:Gingerbread and spices to accomodate the ladies W:And a big crubeen for threepence to be pickin' while you're able. W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:It's there you'll see the gamblers, the thimbles and the garters W:And the sporting wheel of fortune with the four and twenty quarters W:There was others without scruple pelting wattles at poor Maggie W:And her father well contented to be gawking at his daughter W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:And it's there you'll see the pipers and the fiddlers competing W:The nimble footed dancers a-tripping o'er the daisies W:There were others crying cigars and lights and bills for all the races W:With the colours of the jockeys and the prize and horses' ages. W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:And it's there you'll see the jockeys and they mounted on so stately W:The pink, the blue, the orange, and green, the emblem of our nation W:When the bell was rung for starting, all the horses seemed impatient W:Their feet they hardly touched the ground, their speed was so amazing! W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day W: W:There was half a million people there of all denominations W:The Catholic, the Protestant, the Jew, the Presbyterian W:There was yet no animosity, no matter what persuasion W:But failte hospitality, inducing fresh acquaintance W:With me whack fol the doo fol the diddley idle day