"The Galway Girl" as written by and Steve Earle....
Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl

We were halfway there when the rain came down
Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
And she asked me up to her flat downtown
Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
And I lost my heart to a Galway girl

When I woke up I was all alone
With a broken heart and a ticket home
And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
I've traveled around I've been all over this world
Boys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway girl


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"The Galway Girl" as written by Steve Earle

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    General CommentThis is my favourite song. I been listening to it for years, great to see it become so popular in Ireland in recent years. Steve Earle is the man. "And I ask you friend, what's a fella to do
    Cuz her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
    Oh and I lost my heart to a Galway girl" I lived in Galway for a while had a similar experience. No regrets though
    Squirt_gunon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBoys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway Girl...=]
    Colosimoon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI *love* this song, and yep, I lost my heart to a Galway girl back in the days. It didn't last, but every time I hear this song, I think back with a smile! :-)
    the placid casualon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBasically he's a traveller, meets this fine young woman in Galway, falls in love with her but has to leave :(
    limoon June 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttrue story too. my uncle told me he met him a pub one day and didnt know who he was and got talking to him and the next day he saw a steve earle album in the shop . he now owns them all and got me onto them too
    kdanceon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentquality song
    eldeniroon March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a traveler guy who fell in love with a Irish girl on an one-night-stand. She left the guy after the fancy night.

    Only a suggestion.
    Lugion September 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. PS I Love You was such a great movie. How could you not like Steve Earle after listening to this song. I love when you are introduced to new artists!
    susan39on June 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song. Traveling abroad this past spring, I had the opportunity to hear it a few times while out at the pubs in Tralee. There is something special about hearing this song in an Irish pub with a Guinness in hand. Ireland really is a magical place. I cannot wait to go back.
    thegreatblasketon October 12, 2010   Link

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