Molly dear now did you hear
The news that's going round
Down in a corner of my heart
A love is what you've found
And every time I gaze into
your Irish eyes so blue
They seem to whisper "Darling boy, my love is all for you"

Oh, Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet achusla dear
I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly when you are near
Springtime you know is ring time, come dear now don't be slow
Change your name, go out with game,
Begorrah wouldn't I do the same
My Irish Molly O

Molly dear now did you hear
I furnished up the flat
Three little cozy rooms with bath and "welcome" on the mat
It's five pounds down and two a week, we'll soon be out of debt
It's all complete except they haven't brought the cradle yet

Oh, Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet achusla dear
I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly when you are near
Springtime you know is ring time, come dear now don't be slow
Change your name, go out with game,
Begorrah wouldn't I do the same my Irish Molly O

Molly dear and did you hear what all the neighbors say
About the hundred sovereigns you have safely stowed away
They say that's why I love you, Ah but Molly that's a shame
If you had only ninety-nine, I'd love you just the same

Oh, Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet achusla dear
I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly when you are near
Springtime you know is ring time, come dear now don't be slow
Change your name, go out with game,
Begorrah wouldn't I do the same
My Irish Molly O



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    General CommentWritten in 1905, with lyrics by William Jerome and music by Jean Schwartz, Molly-O has been performed by many. Maura O’Connell provides the vocals for De Danaan, a band comprised of Frankie Gavin, a fiddler, and Alec Finn, a bouzouki and guitar player. Joined by bohran and bones player Johnny "Ringo" McDonogh and banjo player Charlie Piggott, Gavin and Finn began to perform as De Danaan, taking their name from the people of the goddess Danu [Dana] called Tuatha Dé Danaan. The band's present lineup features Cork-born bodhran player Colm Murphy and accordionist Derek Hickey.

    Achusla [a-KOOSH-la] is a term of endearment that means the beat of my heart.
    sillybunnyon August 25, 2006   Link

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