We are happy to offer some special notes on all of the songs on the LIVE CD. Some of the text will be identical to that found on the CD, while there are special comments and further information added--and, of course, lyrics so that you can sing along!. We hope you will enjoy this companion to your CD purchase. There are additional external links to other sites offering lyrics source3s and guitar chords and tabulature for your enjoyment.
Two songs about the Liffey River, Molly Malone and The Ferryman are sure audience favorites for singing along. The Ferryman was written by Pete St. John, a modern Irish composer and popular songwriter, who also wrote favorites such as "The Fields of Athenry" and "(Dublin in)The Rare old Times". Teh Ferryman is a rousing number, and one that gets a large part of the audience singing on the chorus. Try it!
All the little boats are gone,
From the banks of Anna Livia,
And the ferrymen are stranded on the quay,
Oh the Dublin docks are dying,
and a way of life is gone,
and Molly it was a part of you and me.
Where the strawberry beds,
Sweep down to the Liffey,
You kiss away the worries from my brow,
I’ll love you well today,
and I'll love you more tomorrow,
And if you ever loved me Molly, love me now
Twas the only job I knew,
It was hard but never lonely,
The Liffey Ferry made a man of me,
But it's gone without a whisper
Forgotten even now,
Oh it's over, Molly, over can't you see
So now I'll tend the yard,
And spend me days a talking
I’ll hear them whisper Charlie's on the dole
Oh, but Molly we're still livin'
and darling we're still young,
That river never owned my heart and soul.