"Captain Kelly's Kitchen" as written by and Lynch Kelly....
Dropkick Murphys - CAPTAIN KELLY'S KITCHEN (COURTIN' IN THE KITCHEN)

Come single guy and gal unto me pay attention
Don't ever fall in love
It's the devil's own invention
For once he fell in love with a maiden so bewitching
Miss Henrietta Bell down in Captain Kelly's kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie

At the age of seventeen I apprenticed to a grocer
Not far from Stephen's Green
Where Miss Henri' used to go sir
Her manners were sublime she set my heart a-twitchin'
When she invited me to a party in the kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie

Sunday was the day that they were to have their flare-up
He dressed himself quite gay
I frizzed and oiled my hair up
The Captain had no wife and he had gone a-fishin'
She groped me on the stairs beneath the old man's kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie

Her arms around my waist she slyly hinted marriage
When to the door in haste came Captain Kelly's carriage
Her eyes were full of hate and poison she was spittin'
The Captain kicked the door in and stormed into the kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie

When the Captain came downstairs he saw my situation
In spite of all his prayers he was marched off to the station
For him they'd take no bail
To get home I was itchin'
He had to tell the tale how I came into the kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie

I said she did invite me
But she gave flat denial
For assault she did indict me and I was sent for trial
She swore he'd robbed her house
In spite of all her screechin'
I got six months hard
For his courtin' in the kitchen

CHORUS:
With me toora loora la, me toora loora laddie
Me toora loora la and me toora loora laddie






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"Captain Kelly's Kitchen" as written by Brennan Barr

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    General Commentand actually, the words toora loora have been used to refer to a women's breasts (yeah i think that fits in this song) or just as filler words. they don't have a clear meaning, except in that their sound is comforting to babies, hence why its used alot in irish lullabies.
    Pyro_man09on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust another thing that can happen if you don't beware of the pretty colleens
    palookaon July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Lyrics Are Mature Allure, Not toora loora

    This an Amazing Song Tho, I Love It, I love The Whole CD
    Brendonsohon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm afraid that's incorrect. The song is a traditional Irish folk tune, although a bit different. The correct lyrics for the chorus are listed, as "toora loora" means "goodbye".

    answers.google.com/answers/…
    heartbeats_xxxon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentO I Thougt it was mature allure Because the song is about him falling for a girl obviously older than him, and she's basicly seducing him
    Brendonsohon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love these old irish songs. especially the really old ones, and this song is prolly older than america.
    Pyro_man09on May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    It's an Irish lullaby, don't know what it has to do with song though.
    peggieon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's actually a cover of an old Irish folk song, Courting In The Kitchen
    SoylentGreenRJon September 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts an old irish song. The actual song makes more sense.

    unitedireland.tripod.com/…
    tomnat3on June 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentActualy this song is old but not that old. The last 2 verses refer to beeing marched off the the station and put on trial. That would be no earlyer then the 1840s. Before sir robert peel created the first police force. The protagenest would have been put to death
    curt1234on January 15, 2014   Link

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