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The Troubadour

Jim Brannigan

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jimbrannigan
15.01.07 | 04:24 GMT
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Celtic Folk
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words by Jim Brannigan
music ,,, Trad. (I took the tune from an old Matt McGinn song) (He took some of the words from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the tune from somewhere else)
"The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on." ... Rowan & Martin? Or was that the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate?

The Troubadour

On the causeway down below
Bonnie lassies in a row
See them walking to and fro
With their ringlets hanging down and
All the lads as they go by
They try so hard to catch their eye
They'll find a true love by and by let's
Have another round and

(chorus)
Ask the barmaid if you please
Another drink for you and me
Nice to have some company
And to pass the time of day let's
Raise our glasses one more time
Friends like you are hard to find
We'll drink a toast to Auld Lang Syne and
I'll be on my way

People up on Bastion Square
Children playing everywhere
Fiddle music fills the air And echos all around oh
Picture portraits, diamond rings
You can buy most anything
Or listen to the old man sing, let's
Have another round and

(chorus)
Ask the barmaid if you please
Another drink for you and me
Nice to have some company
And to pass the time of day let's
Raise our glasses one more time
Friends like you are hard to find
We'll drink a toast to Auld Lang Syne and
I'll be on my way

When the sun is sinking low
People come to hear my show
Singing with me as I go Oh
What a joyful sound for
Now the sun has gone to rest
Our children safely in their nest
Times like these are Heaven Blessed let's
Have another round and

(chorus)
Ask the barmaid if you please
Another drink for you and me
Nice to have some company
And to pass the time of day let's
Raise our glasses one more time
Friends like you are hard to find
We'll drink a toast to Auld Lang Syne and
I'll be on my way

"The old man"" in this song is Jay Garnett, my friend. He used to busk at the Inner Harbour in Victoria but has gone home to Nova Scotia and can be found on the Waterfront in Halifax. He's a big man, hard to miss. If you see him, ask him to sing "The Garden" for me. He'll know who sent you.

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Loved it

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Posted: 13:52h Sat Feb 23

Nails

I
ALWAYS ENJOY THIS SONG YOU SING IT WELL

Posted: 06:18h Wed Oct 22

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