"Old Brown's Daughter" as written by and Alan Doyle Sean Mccann....
There is an ancient party at the other end of town
And he keeps a little grocery store, the ancients name is Brown
And he has a lovely daughter, such a treat I never saw
Oh I only hope someday to be the old man's son-in-law.

Well, Old Brown he sells from off his shelf most anything you please
He's got juice tarts for the little boys, lollipops and cheese
And his daughter minds the store, and it's a treat just to see her serve
I'd like to run away with her but I don't have the nerve

And it's old Brown's daughter is a proper sort of girl,
Old Brown's daughter is a fair as any pearl
I wish I were a Lord Mayor, a Marquis or and Earl
And blow me if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.
Blow me if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

Well, poor old Brown now has trouble with the gout,
He grumbles in his little parlor when he can't get out
Oh and when I make a purchase, lord, and she hands me the change
That girl she makes pulverized, I feel so very strange


But Miss Brown she smiles so sweetly when I say a tender word
Ah but old brown says that she must wed a Marquis or a Lord,
And I don't suppose it's ever one of those things I will be
But by jingo next election I will run for Trinity


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"Old Brown's Daughter" as written by Bob Hallett Alan Doyle


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    General CommentI wish I could see them perform it.....this band is really great.

    Their voices are amazing!
    bear_hug20on June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI do believe the chorus should say "I wish I was a Lord Mayor, ..." instead of "I wish I was a Lord, Mayer,..."
    I also think the second line of the last verse ends with "Earl" instead of "Lord," but it's tough to make out. Lord would probably be a better rhyme, but I don't think it's in the list of people she can marry.

    I wonder what the singer's election platform would be. "Uh, I should be mayor of this town because... um..." Somehow I don't think "I'd like to marry Miss Brown" will cut it.
    rampagingpoeton April 09, 2011   Link

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