Fairly Cookin'

by Drop The Floor

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Down in the willow garden, me and my love did meet And as we sat a-courting, my love fell off to sleep I had a bottle of burgundy wine; my love, she did not know And its there I poisoned that dear little girl along the banks below I drew my saber through her; it was a bloody knife I threw her in the river, which was a dreadful sight My father often told me that money would set me free And so I murdered that dear little girl whose name was Rose Connelly Now he stands alone at his cabin door wiping his tear-dimmed eyes thinking on His only son upon the glows high My race is run beneath the sun; the devil is waiting For I did murder that dear little girl whose name was Rose Connelly My race is run beneath the sun; the devil is waiting For I did murder that dear little girl whose name was Rose Connelly
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As I was a walking by the banks of the Ugie Come my dear friends and a story I'll relate I spied a dear comrade all dressed in white linen Dressed in white flannel and cruel was his fate The mercury was beating, the limestone was reeking His tongue all inflamed hung over his chin A hole in his bosom, his teeth were a closin' Bad luck to the girlie that had gi'ed him the glim [Chorus:] And had she but told me, oh when she dishonored me Had she but told me of it in time I might have been cured by those pills of white mercury Now I am a young man cut down in my prime My parents they warned me and oftimes they chided With those young flash girls do not sport and play But I never listened, no I never heeded I just carried on in my own wicked way [Chorus] It's down on the corner two flash girls were talking One to the other did whisper and say, "There goes that young man who once was so jolly, But now for his sins his own body must pay" [Chorus] Oh doctor, dear doctor before your departure Take all these bottles of mercury away And send for the minister to say a prayer over me So they can lay my poor body in the clay Now get you six fellows to carry my coffin Six pretty fair maids to bear up my pall Give each of them there a bunch of red roses So when they pass by me they'll not know the smell
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The water is wide and I can't cross over Neither have I wings that I could fly Build me a boat that can carry two And both shall row my love and I. There is a ship and it sails on the sea Loaded deep as deep can be But not as deep as the love I'm in I know not if I sink or swim. I leaned my back up against an oak Thinkin' it was a trusty tree But first it bent and then it broke Just like my own false love to me. Oh love is gentle, love is kind Gay as a jewel when first it's new But love grows old and waxes cold And fades away like some morning dew. The water is wide and I can't cross over Neither have I wings to fly Build me a boat that can carry two And both shall row my love and I
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Oh, there’s been a woman in our town, a woman you ought know well She dearly loved her husband and another man twice as well With me right finnickineerio, me tip finnick a wall With me right finnickineerio, We’re tipping it up to Nancy She went down to the chemist shop some remedies for to buy, Have you anything in your chemist shop to make me old man blind? “Give him eggs and marrowbones and make him suck them all, Before he has the last one sucked, he won’t see you at all.” She gave him eggs and marrowbones and made him suck them all, Before he had the last one sucked, he couldn’t see her at all. If in this world I cannot see, here I cannot stay. I’d drown myself; IN THE RIVER “Come on,” says she, “and I’ll show you the way” She led him to the river, she led him to the brim But sly enough of Martin, it was him that shoved her in She swam through the river, she swam through the brine “Oh Martin, dear Martin. Don’t leave me behind.” “Ye berra shut up ye silly aul fool, ye know poor Martin is blind” With me right finnickineerio, We’re tipping it up to Nancy There’s nine in me family and none of them is my own, I wish that each and every man would come and claim his own.
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Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage River Mersey, fare thee well I am bound for California A place I know right well I have signed on a Yankee sailing ship Davy Crockett is her name Burgess is the captain of her And they say she's a floating shame So fare thee well, my own true love When I return united we will be It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me But my darling when I think of thee I have shipped with Burgess once before And I think I know him well If a man's a seaman, he can get along If not, then he's sure in Hell I'm bound off for California By the way of stormy Cape Horn And I'm bound to write you a letter, love When I am homeward bound Oh the sun is on the harbor, love And I wish I could remain For I know it will be a long, long time until I see you again

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The long awaited second album from one of the finest traditional Irish bands in England. Fairly Cookin' packs in great songs, storming jigs and reels and sweet slow airs.

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released April 12, 2018

Recorded and Mastered at The Grand Clitheroe. Produced by Drop the Floor and Elliot Dryden. Engineered by Elliot Dryden.

Drop the Floor Are:

Steven Johnston uilleann pipes/whistles/vocals

Dan Burke tenor banjo/guitar/vocals

Martin Baptie fiddle/vocals

Richard Moss guitar/bouzouki/vocals

Special guest: Steve Burke Vocals and Bodhran (track 9)

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Drop The floor Clitheroe, UK

Drop The Floor officially formed in 2012, brought together by a shared love of traditional, particularly Irish traditional music. The roots of the group are the North West’s vibrant traditional session scene. They have gone on to produce music with drive, verve, honesty and integrity. ... more

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