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Lanigan's Ball


by Enter The Haggis. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - T


In the town of Athy one Jeremy Lanigan
Battered away till he hadn't a pound
His father he died and made him a man again
Left him a farm and ten acres of ground
He threw a great party for friends and relations
Who didn't desert him when come to the wall
And if you'll listen I'll make your eyes glisten
And spin you a tale of Lanigan's Ball

(Chorus)
Six whole months I spent in Dublin
Six whole months doing nothing at all
Six whole months I spent in Dublin
Learning to dance to Lanigan's Ball
I stepped out and he stepped in again
He stepped out and I stepped in again
I stepped out and he stepped in again
Learning to dance to Lanigan's Ball
Myself to be sure got free invitations
For all the nice colleens and boys I might ask
And just in a minute both friends and relations
Were dancing as merry as bees 'round a cask
There were lashings of punch and wine for the ladies
Potatoes and cakes there was bacon and tea
There were the Nolans, the Dolan's, O'Gradys
A courtin' the girls and dancing away

(Chorus)

There were all kinds of nonsensical polkas
Around the room in a whirly-gig
But Julie and I soon banished their nonsense
And gave them a taste of a real Irish jig
Oh how that girl she got mad and we
Danced 'till we thought that the ceiling would fall
For I spent three weeks at Brooks' Academy
Learning to dance to Lanigan's Ball




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  1. Aerials
  2. Andromeda
  3. Another Round
  4. Arcturus
  5. Arthur Macbride
  6. Bagpipes On Mars
  7. Congress
  8. Cynical
  9. December Ends
  10. Donald Where's Yer Trousers
  11. Down With The Ship
  12. Echo Of A Whisper
  13. Enter
  14. Gasoline
  15. Half A Hero
  16. Half Fast Jam
  17. Haven
  18. Home
  19. Icarus
  20. Lancaster Gate
  21. Lanigan's Ball
  22. Life For Love
  23. Lochran Aigh Nam Bochd
  24. Long Way Home
  25. Maggie's Pancake Mix
  26. March Of The Fleas
  27. Martha Stuart
  28. Minstrel Boy
  29. Moved Through The Fair
  30. Musicbox
  31. No More Stones
  32. Perfect Song
  33. Ride My Monster
  34. Scotland The Brave / Hava Nagila
  35. She Moved Through The Fair
  36. Skyswimmer
  37. Star
  38. Star (Of The County Down)
  39. Sunburst
  40. That's What I've Done
  41. The Mexican Scotsman
  42. The Three Little Jigs
  43. The Train
  44. To The Quick
  45. Twirling Towards Freedom
  46. What I've Done
  47. Where Will You Go
  48. Widow's Walk
  49. Wild Mountain Thyme
  50. Marti's Last Stand
  51. New Monthly Flavour
  52. One Last Drink
  53. The Apothecary
  54. The Barfly

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