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Back To Donegal
Grenn 12424
 
    
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Back To Donegal
 
Grenn 12424
 


ID: 14744

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TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Grenn recordings
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Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Brian Hotchkies
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Hey do an allemande left your corner, then do an allemande thar
Go right, and left, boy back up, you've got a star
Shoot the star, forward two, ya allemande thar again
Boy back up a right hand star, go movin' around the ring
Shoot the star, go right & left grand, around the ring hand in hand
When you meet your lady fair you promenade the ring
With Branigan, Flanigan, Milligan, Gilligan, Duffy, McGuffy, McLachie, Mahone
Rafety, Lafety, Donnely, Connely, Dooley, O'Hooley, Malone


ALTERNATE LYRICS

You promenade your lady, go walking 'round the hall
You're as welcome as the flowers in May
To dear old Donegal


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

The heads square thru now, four hands around the set
Meet your corner lady, touch 1/4 there
Scoot back and then, boy run to the right
Right & left thru, and turn the lady there tonight
Slide thru, then give a right pull by, allemande left you know
Come back, swing a new girl, and promenade back home
You promenade your lady, you promenade 'em all
You're as welcome as the flowers in May
To dear old Donegal

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Dear Old Donegal
 
 

It seems like only yesterday, I sailed from out of Cork
A stranger from old Erin's isle, I landed in New York
There wasn't a soul to greet me there, a stranger on the shore
But Irish luck was with me there, and riches came galore

And now I'm going back again to dear old Erin's isle
My friends will meet me on the pier and greet me with a smile
Their faces, sure, I've almost forgot, I've been so long away
But my mother will introduce them all and this to me will say

"Shake hands with your Uncle Mike, me boy
And here is your sister Kate
And there's the girl you used to swing
Down on the garden gate
Shake hands with all of the neighbors
And kiss the colleens all
You're as welcome as the flowers in May
To dear old Donegal."

They gave a party when I came back
And they came from near and far
And the road was lined, for near a mile
With Irish jaunting cars
And the whiskey flowed like buttermilk
To fill our hearts with joy
And the piper played an Irish reel
To greet the Yankee boy

Tomorrow off to church I'll go
And wedded I will be
To my sweet little colleen
Sweet Biddy McGee
And Biddy was true and faithful
To her Barny over the sea
And she'll join the harp and shamrock
To the stars of liberty.

The dancers will reel the whole night long. Such fun as never seen
The lads will be decked in corduroy, the Colleens wearin' green
There'll be thousands that I never saw, I've been so long away
But my mother will introduce them all and this, to me, will say

"Shake hands with your Uncle Mike, me boy
And here is your sister Kate
And there's the girl you used to swing
Down on the garden gate
Shake hands with all of the neighbors
And kiss the colleens all
You're as welcome as the flowers in May
To dear old Donegal."

There came - Brannigan, Flannigan, Milligan, Gilligan
Duffy, McGuffy, Malachy, Mahone
Rafferty, Lafferty, Donnelly, Connelly
Dooley, O'Hooley, Muldowney, Malone

Calona, O'Hona, O'Rannahan, Flanaghan
(or Madigan, Cadigan, Lanihan, Flanihan)
Faigan, O'Hagan, O'Hoolihan, Flynn
Shanihan, Manihan, Fogarty, Hogarrty
Kelly, O'Kelly, McGuinness, McGuinn.

"Pat O'Brien was late!"

Then I'll shake the hand of me Uncle Mike
Shake hands with me sister Kate
Oh, I'll hug and squeeze as much as I please
The girl by the garden gate
I'll invite all the neighbors to me wedding, great and small,
And I'll live content and pay no rent in dear old Donegal!

Lyrics by Steve Graham.
Recorded by Bing Crosby.
 

Comments

 
Handle List
 135  Allemande Left To An Allemande Thar  [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
2063 Go Forward (N)
1480 2 (number)
1828 (anything) To An Allemande Thar [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
1356 Right & Left Grand [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1163 Touch 1/4 [Basic]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
1472 Right DIRECTION
783 Pull By [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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