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Let's Go-o Back To Donegal
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Let's Go-o Back To Donegal
 
Top 25036
 


ID: 3753
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
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Label information
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Copies3
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm140
Duration3:23
Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Plus

Allemande left, the ladies star
Gents you promenade
Allemande left, the gents you star
The ladies promenade
Allemande left your corner again
Allemande right your own
The girls star left, go once around
The gents you stand alone
Turn your partner by the right
Full around to the corner maid
Allemande left the corner again
Come back and promenade
Promenade go full around
Go walkin' round the hall
Take her home and steal a kiss
Back in Donegal


FIGURE    C1, corner progression

Heads go forward and back with you
Same 2 a 1/2 square thru
Right & left thru the outside two
And turn 'em around you do
Dive thru and pass thru
A right & left thru again
Duck to the middle and substitute
And pass on thru and then
Right & left thru and turn 'em too
Duck to the middle again
Substitute and pass thru
There's your corner, swing
You swing and whirl and promenade
Go walkin' round the hall
Take that pretty Colleen right on
Back to 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
1882  Face Your Corner
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2081 Directional All Eight Spin The Top
2081 Directional All Eight Spin The Top
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1670 4/4 (fraction)
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1480 2 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1102 Substitute [C1]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1102 Substitute [C1]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
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