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Contact Us
The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Frequently Asked Questions
Irish Music CDs available
Irish Music DVD available
Irish Ballads
biography
Links to other Irish websites

Home of Irish Music Dublin
Contact Us
The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Frequently Asked Questions
Irish Music CDs available
Irish Music DVD available
Irish Ballads
biography
Links to other Irish websites

Home of Irish Music Dublin
Contact Us
The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Frequently Asked Questions
Irish Music CDs available
Irish Music DVD available
Irish Ballads
biography
Links to other Irish websites

Home of Irish Music Dublin
Contact Us
The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub
Frequently Asked Questions
Irish Music CDs available
Irish Music DVD available
Irish Ballads
biography
Links to other Irish websites

 

LYRICS FROM ALL OUR CDs

Below are the song tracks recorded on our three CD's to date. Click on any song title to display the lyrics to that song. 

CD 01 "LIVE BY THE LIFFEY"

A Live recording of the Merry Ploughboys

Released in January 1997, our first album is now part of CD collections all over the world, from Akureyri in the north of Iceland to the sunnier climes of Broome in Western Australia. It includes many of our favourite songs from down through the years and still proves extremely popular.

01 Sing an Irish Song

 02 A Place in the Choir

   03 Black Velvet Band

   04 The Merry Ploughboy

 05 Green Fields of France

06 The Holy Ground

07 Moring Glory

08 Rose Tree

09 James Connolly

10 Whiskey in the Jar

11 The West's awake

12 Sean South

13 The Town I loved so well

14 Wild Rover

15 Strumpet City

16 The Rare Auld Times

17 Chicago Town

18 Irsh Rover

19 A Nation Once Again

20 McNamara's Band / Come into the Parlour / Irish Washerwoman

21 Amhran na bhFiann

CD 02 "UNHARNESSED" 

Our second album was recorded in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, the symbol of Ireland's dramatic reawakening in the arts and culture.  

The album records for the first time two new songs written by Liam and Donal. For any of you unfamiliar with Dublin city, we recommend you take the "Dublin Pub Crawl" and you'll soon discover why James Joyce pondered if it were possible to cross Dublin without passing a pub!. If you want to really appreciate your leisurely pint, take it at rush hour when the capital's population succumbs to the newest invader, the "Celtic Tiger 'Flu".

01 Dublin Pub Crawl

   02 Far Away In Australia

   03 Celtic Tiger 'Flu

   04 Bold Fenian Men

   05 All for me Grog

06 Sliabh Gallion Brae

07 Courtin In the Kitchen

  08 Bold O'Donoghue

09 Galway Races

10 Dying Rebel

11 Lark In The Morning

12 Foggy Dew

13 Old Skibbereen

 

01 The winds are singing freedom

 

02 God save Ireland

 

03 Old Triangle

04 Jigs - The orphan / The Kesh

05 Easy and slow

CD 03 "MP3"
Twelve years, three albums, three weddings, two babies, our own gig venue, new musicians and many new friends go to make up the Merry Ploughboys scrapbook of memories.

So many faces, so many names, so many gigs, unpronounceable places, so many highlights, so many disappointments and so much forgotten. And yet they're still there, the great songs - unshakable - eternal - untainted. Would we do it all again? Ah go on out of that!

 

06 Boys of the county Cork

 

07 Come take my hand

 

08 Reels - Tamlin/The mountail roads

 

09 The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

10 On the one road

 

11 Finnegan's wake

 

12 Little beggarman

 

13 The sick note