O’Sullivan’s John

Melody -

O’Sullivan’s John to the road you've gone
Far away from your native home
You've gone with the tinker’s daughter
For along the road to roam
O’Sullivan’s John you won't stick it long
Till your belly will soon get slack
Up along the oul road with a mighty load
And your toolbox on your back.

2. I met Katy Caffey and her neat baby
Behind her back strapped on
She had an oul ash plant in her hand
To drive the oul donkey on
Enquiring at every farmhouse
As along the road she passed
Oh where would she get an oul pot to mend?
And where would she get an ass?

3. There's a hairy ass fair in the County Clare
In a place they call Spancil Hill
Where my brother James got a rap of a hames
And poor Paddy they tried to kill
They loaded him up in an oul ass and cart
As along the road to go
Oh bad luck to the day that he roved away
For to join the tinker band.

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