Auld New Windsor
Jimmy McVeigh just let me in I swear I learnt my lesson.
I won?t spill pints and stir up fights and I?ll quit the bloody cursing.
One summer night I bent my sight on drinking pints of brandy.
Pints of stout and blacking out and sleeping in an alley.
Got down on time and jumped the line of all the local crazies.
Fags and hags and drunk dirtbags, your man dressed like a lady.
When I was bore on a Moray shore they hoisted a pint for me.
On a boreen green when I turned thirteen they hoisted a pint for me.
In the Galway sand I became a man and they hoisted a pint for me.
When I left home for the world to roam they hoisted a pint for me.
Hoist a pint for me, hoist a pint for me, hoist a pint for me,
From the Moray shore to the hills of Killarney.
In the old school yard...
When I was a lad of seventeen and as strong as any man
My father said, "Come on my son, you'll be working on the land.?
He showed me how to work the plow and how to plant the corn,
But I dreamed of the days I'd take to the ways of the Rovin Journeyman.
Oh I'm the roving one, following the rivers following the sun.
A rainbow ends around the bend in the dreams of a Rovin Journeyman.
I worked for...