Andy Irvine Lyrics

The goal is to collect the lyrics Andy has sung both as a solo artist & with the various groups he’s performed with over the years. We are currently in the middle of this project & we are hoping you folks can help out!

Have you got some lyrics we have not yet featured!? See the list below of what we’re after…

Email us: andyirvinefan@gmail.com

Year Title Album By
1980 “Farewell To Ballymoney” Rainy Sundays… Windy Dreams Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
1990 “An Irish Dream” Over The Years Peter Ratzenbeck Lyrics Wanted!
1991 “Viva Zapata!” Rude Awakening Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
1991 “The Whole Damn Thing” Rude Awakening Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
1991 “Rude Awakening” Rude Awakening Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
1993 2. “Lawrence Common” All in Good Time Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1993 3. “Goodbye Monday Blues” All in Good Time Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 “Sweet Lisbweemore” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 “Moorlough Shore” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 Pity The Poor Hare: Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 1. “On Yonder Hill” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 2. “Merrily Tripping O’er The Plain” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 3. “The Kilgrain Hare” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 4. “Pity The Poor Hare” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1996 “Down By Greer’s Grove” Cornerboys Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1997 “Spanking Maggie From The Ross” Made in Cork Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1997 “When Adam Was in Paradise” Made in Cork Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
1999 “Wild Rover No More” Live from Patrick Street Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
2002 “Down in Matewan”/”Lost Indian” Street Life Patrick Street Lyrics Wanted!
2010 “James Magee”/”Isambard’s Lament” Abocurragh Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2010 “The Girl From Cushenden”/”The Love of my Life” Abocurragh Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2010 “Victory at Lawrence” Abocurragh Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2010 “The Demon Lover” Abocurragh Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2010 “Banks of Newfoundland” Abocurragh Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2010 John Barlow Undiscovered Country Lindsey Horner Lyrics Wanted!
2010 In The Garden Undiscovered Country Lindsey Horner Lyrics Wanted!
2015 “I Wish I Was in Dublin Town” Live at Foxrock Folk Club Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2015 “Noddy’s Little Red Car” Live at Foxrock Folk Club Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2015 “Jack Tar” Live at Foxrock Folk Club Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2015 “Talking Dust Bowl Blues” Live at Foxrock Folk Club Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Lawrence 1912 Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Molly Bawn Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Ranger’s Command Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Shining Star Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2017 The Ballad Of Ben Hall TBC Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
I Thought That It Was Raining Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
2017 Frank Ryan TBC Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
Victor Hara of Chile Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
You and I in One Bed Lie Rare or Unreleased Andy Irvine Lyrics Wanted!
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8 comments

  1. Hi,
    Here are the lyrics for (The Ballad Of Harry …) Houdini
    As far as I can figure them!

    (As recorded Belfast BlackBox 15/10/2015)

    Harry Houdini the Hang up king
    He could escape from nearly anything
    The world’s admiration Harry Houdini won it
    For if it could be done Houdini done it…

    [Lyrics Removed]

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    1. Thank you for this! As this is a new song which has not yet been recorded (and therefore copyright protected), i will hold off on publishing these lyrics. I will however keep them on record & when the right time comes i will include them. Thank you for the submission!

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  2. Hi mate !

    Just wanted you to know that John Barlow was recorded on a Lp, called “Patris” (Homeland) by the Greek band, “Apodimi Compania”, on Brunswick Recordings 0010, 1990, Melbourne, Australia. Andy plays Bouzouki and sings.Manoli Galiatsos plays the Oud and George Galiatsos plays the Guitar.

    Andy told me that he had learnt the song from Robert Cinnamond of Co, Antrim, who would not recognise it if he heard it now !!!!!!!

    The lyrics are :

    There was a lady lived in the West
    And she was dressed in green
    And she’s leaned over her father’s castle wall
    To watch the ships sail in.

    What is wrong with you her father he did say
    You look so pale and wan
    O have you any sore sickness
    Or yet been sleeping with a man.

    I have not had any sore sickness
    But I’m in love with a young man
    And the only thing that breaks my heart
    Is what keeps my darling so long?

    Is he a Lord or a Squire or a Duke
    Or a man of noted fame
    Or is he one of my serving men
    That’s lately come out of Spain?

    He is not a Lord, or a Squire or a Duke
    Nor a man of noted fame
    But he is young John from the isle of Man
    And I think he is a fine young man.

    O, send him down, the saucy clown
    O, send him down onto me
    For if he is thinking to gain my daughter’s hand
    He must leave this country.

    O father dear now don’t be severe
    And don’t be cruel onto me
    For if you banish young John Barlow
    You will get no good of me.

    But the King he has sent for his merry, merry men
    And his merry men thirty and three
    And instead of young John been the very first one
    The very last one came he.

    He entered the room young John Barlow
    And the clothes that he wore were of silk
    And his two blue eyes like the morning sky
    And his skin was as white as milk.

    It’s no wonder the King he did say
    My daughter’s in love with thee
    For had I been a woman as I am a man
    My bedfellow you would have been.

    Will you wed my daughter he said
    Will you take her by the hand
    And will you wed my daughter he said
    And be Lord over all my land?

    O, I will wed your daughter he said
    But she’s no match for me
    For every pound she can count down
    I can count thirty and three.

    He’s mounted her on a milk white steed
    Himself on a dapple grey
    And he’s made her a Lady of as much land
    As she could ride in a long summer’s day.

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  3. west coast of claire
    Sorrow and sadness, bitterness, grief
    Memories I have of you won’t leave me in peace
    My mind is running back to the West coast of Clare
    Thinking of you and the times we spent there

    I walked the Spanise point I knew I’d find you there
    I stood on the white strand and you were everywhere
    Vivid memories fade but the mood still remains
    I wish I could go back and be with you again

    In Milltown there is a pub it’s there that I sat down
    I see you everywhere your face is all around
    The search of times past contains such sweet pain
    I’ll banish lonesome thoughts but they’ll return again

    I walk along the shore the rain in my face
    My mind is numb with grief of you there is no trace
    I’ll think of this again when in far off gleng I rove
    Walking with you by this cold Atlantic flow

    Sorrow and sadness, bitterness, grief
    Memories I have of you won’t leave me in peace
    My mind is running back to the West coast of Clare
    Thinking of you and the times we spent there

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