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The Mad Lady and me

word & music Jimmy McCarthy

 

Among the walls and ruins
of the horrid civic stone
I walked without a loverf
or my older bones

The sun was strong in going down
it
was a dreamlike day
it
was there we met the trinity
and there I heard them singing

 

And she said bye bye Mama
goodbye brother John
fare thee well ye Shandon bells
ring on, ring on

 

She leaned and leaned much closer
and she hugs them all goodbye
her mother cried "don't go my love"
we all must bye and bye
A drunken tongue said "leave her off"
she'll drive us all crazy
she turned around and saw my face
and both of us was she

 

And she said bye bye Mama
goodbye brother John
fare thee well ye Shandon bells
ring on, ring on

 

Up and to the limestone wall
and down the level steps
she threw herself into the stream
witha spash and no regrets
Side stroke swimming midstream
throwing kisses to the crowd
and everything was silent
and the sky had not one cloud


And she said bye bye Mama
goodbye brother John
fare thee well ye Shandon bells
ring on, ring on

 

We were swimming out in the sunset,
we were swimming out to sea,
swimming down by the Opera House
The Mad Lady and me.