The Rocky Road to Dublin
Arranged by Dropkick Murphys
In the merry month of June from my home I started
left the girls of Taum nearly brokenhearted
saluted me father dear, kissed me darling mother
drank a pint of beer, my grief and tears to smother
then off to reap the corn, leave where I was born
cut a stout blackthorn to banish ghosts and goblin,
brand-new pair of brogues, rattling oer the bogs
frightening all the dogs on the Rocky Road to Dublin.
In Mullingar last night, I rested limbs so weary
started by daylight next morning bright and early
took a drop of the pure to keep me heart from sinking
thats the daddys cure when hes on the drinking
see the lassies smile, laughing all the while at me darling style,
would set your heart a-bubblin asked me was I hired,
wages I required til I was almost tired of the Rocky Road to Dublin.
Hunt the hare and turn her down the Rocky Road and all the way to Dublin,
In Dublin next arrived, I thought it such a pity
to be so soon deprived a view of that fine city
decided to take a stroll all among the quality
bundle, it was stole in that neat locality
something crossed my mind when I looked behind no bundle
could I find upon me stick a-wobblin crying for a rogue said me connaught
brogue wasnt much in-vogue on the Rocky Road to Dublin.
From there I got away, me spirits never failing
landed on the quay just as the ship was sailing
captain at me roared, said that no room had he
then I jumped aboard a cabin found for Daddy
down among the pigs, played some funny rigs,
danced some hearty jigs, the water round me bubblin
off the hollyhead wished myself was dead or better far instead
on the Rocky Road to Dublin.
The boys in Liverpool, when we safely landed,
called myself a fool, I could no longer stand it
blood began to boil, temper I was loosing
poor old Erins Isle they began abusing
hooray me soul, says I, let the shellaillagh fly
some galway boys were nigh, saw I was a-hobblin with a loud array,
they joined me in the fray and soon we cleared the way on the Rocky Road to Dublin.