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The Glasgow Pub Bus Run To Ballyshannon

  • (Danny Kyle)

    That I was there, that I was there
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there

    'Twas in the town of Ballyshannon I first ceilidh'd to De Dannan
    And the voice of sweet Dolores warmed the air
    There I learned of Ireland's history from the singing of 'ould' Christy
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there
    When next year I went back I fell in love with Mary Black
    As her 'Song For Ireland' nearly curled my hair
    Then I joined the clapping hands to the singing of the Sands
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there

    I was filled with strong emotion and Paddy Mitchell's potion
    Seumas Begley and Steve Cooney took the stage
    The yells and screams grew higher when their fingers went on fire
    And leppin' up and down was all the rage
    Kieran Burke he won the toss, so he followed Kieran Goss
    And the Kierans' carin' music we all shared
    When Frankie Kennedy led Altan to the fray
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there

    Oh the moon was full that night, the Atlantic silvery white
    And the dark-eyed lady from Dublin held my hand
    From every pub in town the music did resound
    I thought I'd died and gone to heaven in Ireland
    The Scots in Sweeney's Bar they were shouting, Slainte Mhaith!
    And their songs of dear old Glasgow kissed the ear
    When from The Blarney Stone came the songs of brave Wolfe Tone
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there

    Oh you couldn't get detached from the session in The Patch
    And melodeons and people were squeezed in Fergie's Pub
    With the fiddler's elbow jiggling and the piper's fingers wiggling
    McDonagh's bodhran gave a rub-a-dub-dub
    Pourin' from Sean Og's came the imitation Pogues
    As the folk from Ballyshannon raised a cheer
    So I had a final gargle with Mihael and wee Feargal
    I was proud to tell my friends that I was there

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  • [1998:] Like most Scots, I have an Irish background as well, and I have a continuing love affair with that country. I have had the good fortune to be invited to perform at many festivals there. This then is my acknowledgement of the myriad cultures and the laughs to be had there, dear friends. I will not mention you all, - You are legion and legend. (Notes Danny Kyle, 'Heroes and Soft Targets')

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