Hand me down me petticoat
And hand me down me shawl
Oh hand me down me button boots
For I'm off to the Linen Hall

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you

If you go down to the Curragh Camp
Call in at number nine
You'll find three squaddies living there
And the good-looking one is mine

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you

Me love has joined the army
All under a false name
He's done me out of me pension
And his ould wan is all to blame

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you

And if you go to the fighting lines
Go off to fight the Boers
Just keep the Dublin lads behind
Let the quare fellas go before

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you

Me love has gone across the sea
Me love is far away
Me love has gone to Americay
And left me in the family way

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you

Hand me down me petticoat
Hand me down me shawl
Hand me down me button boots
For I'm of to the Linen Hall

A'ra he was a quare one
Foh! Will you get out of that!
He was a quare one and I'll tell you!

How is your ould one? Game ball!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by Fergalo

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