Another Irish Song...  

Posted by Agnes Regina in

The Viking's posting of "Black and Tan" reminded me of this song... the very definition of sarcasm! I love it... Lyrics below the video.

Oh, I'll tell you a tale of peace and love
Whack fol the diddle o the die do day
Of a land that rules all lands above
Whack fol the diddle o the die do day
May peace and plenty be her share
Who kept our homes from want and care
Oh, God bless England is our prayer
Whack fol the diddle o the die do day

Whack fol the diddle o the die do day
So we say 'hip hooray'
Come and listen while we pray (1st chorus only)
Whack fol the diddle o the die do day

Now our fathers oft were naughty boys
For pikes and guns are dangerous toys
At Ballinahabwee and at Peter's Hill
We made poor England cry her fill
But old Brittania loves us still

God bless England so we pray (remaining choruses)

Now, when we were savage, fierce and wild
She came as a mother to her child
She gently raised us from the slime
And kept our hands from hellish crime
And she sent us to heaven in our own good time

Well, now Irish men forget the past
And think of the day that's coming fast
When we shall all be civilized
Neat and clean and well advised
Oh, won't mother England be surprised?

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thats really funny!!

November 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM

"Ah won't old England be surprised
When we shall all be civilised,
Neat and clean and well advised:

Whack fo de diddle fo de die do day"

is the variety I have heard

November 3, 2009 at 6:02 AM

ps, available now as

November 3, 2009 at 6:04 AM

I never heard any version but the Clancy Brothers', - who did you hear sing it, Hans?

Yep, bubble... it's hysterical, isn't it? Totally one of my favorite Irish tunes.

November 3, 2009 at 11:43 PM

It was from an LP called Irish Rebel Songs

November 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM


November 4, 2009 at 5:07 PM

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