"The Limerick Rake" as written by and Terry Woods Philip Chevron....
I am a young fellow that's easy and bold,
In Castletown Conner I'm very well known.
In Newcastle West I spent many a night
With Kitty and Judy and Mary.

My parents rebuked me for being such a rake
And for spending my time in such frolicsome ways.
But I ne'er could forget the good nature of Judy.
Agus fágaimid siúd mar atá sé.

There's some say I'm foolish, there's some say I'm wise,
And I will find that there are women that think it's no crime.
The son of King David had ten thousand wives
And his wisdom was highly regarded.

And in Euclid and grammar they taught me to write
But my heart, it was stolen by a pair of brown thighs
That came from the mountains, her stockings are white,
I'd love to be tied to their garter.

And some yearn for silver, and some yearn for gold
And Lord Devonshire's treasures are twenty times more,
But he's lying on his back amongst nettles and stones,
Agus fágaimid siúd mar atá sé.

And when I am dead and I'm laid to my rest
My women and children will keen at my wake.
They'll gather around and they'll offer a prayer
To the Lord for the soul of their father.


Lyrics submitted by epiwoosh, edited by mvs2927

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    TranslationI saw on a youtube comment that the Gaelic "Agus fágaimid siúd mar atá sé" - roughly translates as "and we will leave it as it is"
    epiwooshon November 14, 2013   Link

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