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Lanigan's Ball


by St. Patrick's Day. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


In the town of Athol one Jeremy Lanigan
Battered away 'til he hadn't a pound.
His father died and made him a man again
Left him a farm and ten acres of ground.
Myself to be sure got free invitation,
For all the boys and girls I might ask,
And without being asked both friends and relations
Danced like bees 'round the sweet cask.

There were lashings of punch and wine for the ladies,
Potatoes and cakes; bacon and tea,
Nolans, Dolans, all the O'Gradys
Courting the girls and dancing away.
Songs they went 'round as plenty as water,
"The harp that once sounded in Tara's old hall,"
"Sweet Nelly Gray" and "The Rat Catcher's Daughter,"
Singing together at Lanigan's Ball.

They were doing all kinds of nonsensical polkas
All 'round the room in a whirligig.
Julia and I, soon banished their nonsense
And tipped them the twist of a reel and a jig.
How the girls they all got mad at me
For they thought the ceiling would fall.
I spent six months at Brooks' Academy
Learning to dance for Lanigan's Ball.
Six long months I spent up in Dublin,
Six long months doing nothing at all,
Six long months I spent up in Dublin,
Learning to dance for Lanigan's Ball.
She stepped out and I stepped in again,
I stepped out and she stepped in again,
She stepped out and I stepped in again,
Learning new steps for Lanigan's Ball.

The boys were merry, the girls all hearty
Dancing around in couples and groups,
An accident happened, young Terrance McCarthy
He put his foot through miss Finnerty's hoops.
The craythur she fainted, and roared, "Bloody Murder,"
Sent for her brothers and gathered them all.
Carmody swore he'd go no further
'Til he had revenge at Lanigan's Ball.

In the midst of the row miss Kerrigan fainted,
Her cheeks at the time as red as a rose.
Some of the lads declared she was painted,
She took a small drop too much, I suppose.
Her sweetheart, Ned Morgan, so powerful and able,
When he saw his colleen stretched out by the wall,
Tore the left leg from under the table
And smashed all the Chaneys at Lanigan's Ball.

Boys, oh boys, 'twas then there were runctions.
I got a kick from big Phelim McHugh.
I soon replied to his introduction
And kicked up a terrible hullabaloo.
Casey, the piper, was near being strangled.
Squeezed up his pipes, chanters and all.
The girls and boys they got all entangled
And that put an end to Lanigan's Ball.




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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. A Great Day For The Irish
  2. A Little Bit Of Heaven
  3. All For Me Grog
  4. An Irish Lullaby
  5. Becky`s St. Patrick's Day
  6. Beer, Beer, Beer
  7. By Killarney's Lakes And Fells
  8. By The Rising Of The Moon
  9. Carol
  10. Dinner For Two
  11. Donald, Where's Your Trousers?
  12. Eensy Weensy Leprechaun
  13. Finnegan's Wake
  14. Five Little Shamrocks
  15. Furagone's Wake
  16. Galway Bay
  17. Grot
  18. Happy Birthday From Ireland
  19. Health To The Company
  20. I Am An Ape
  21. I Should Watch Tv
  22. I Wish I Were An Oscar Meyer Wiener
  23. I'm A Little Leprechaun
  24. I'm A Little Teapot
  25. I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover
  26. Ice Age
  27. If I Had A Million Ducats
  28. Irish Ballad
  29. Irish Eyes
  30. Isn't It Grand Boys
  31. Johnny At The Door
  32. Johnny Jump Up
  33. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
  34. Join The British Army
  35. Jug Of Punch
  36. Krokodil
  37. Lake Isle Of Innisfree
  38. Landmines
  39. Lanigan's Ball
  40. Leprechaun Stew
  41. Leprechaun Where Are You?
  42. Lightning
  43. Lucky The Leprechaun
  44. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  45. My Wild Irish Rose
  46. Oh Danny Boy
  47. Oh My God
  48. Oh, Did You Ne'er Hear Of The Blarney
  49. Old Dun Cow
  50. Optimist
  51. Outside Of Space & Time
  52. Paddy McCollough
  53. Patriot Game
  54. Peg O' My Heart
  55. Rainbow Bridge
  56. Rattlin' Bog (Bog Down In The Valley)
  57. Rocky Road To Dublin
  58. Rosin The Beau
  59. Saint Patrick Was A Gentleman
  60. Satisfied
  61. Shamrock
  62. Skip To My Lou
  63. St. Patrick's Day (by John Mayer)
  64. Sweeney's Pub
  65. That's An Irish Lullaby
  66. The Antidote
  67. The Bear Went Over The Mountain
  68. The Dear Little Shamrock
  69. The Leprechaun (Fingerplay)
  70. The Leprechaun (You're No Irish Laddie!)
  71. The Leprechaun Song
  72. The Orange And The Green
  73. The Parting Glass
  74. The Scotsman
  75. The Shamrock Song!
  76. The Unicorn Song
  77. There Was A Little Leprechaun
  78. These Days
  79. To Find A Four Leaf Clover
  80. Tune Of “We Are The Dinosaurs”
  81. Wee Little Patrick
  82. Weekend In The Dust
  83. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  84. Whiskey In The Jar
  85. Wild Kitty
  86. Wild Mountain Thyme

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