Leslie's Omnibus

Chartered Excursion -- Ireland

I've got five hours left to do a little laundry before heading off to the airport. By tomorrow night I should be raising a pint and hearing stuff like this...

Yes, there'll be whiskey in the jar, too.

As I was going over the far famed Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and is money he was counting.
I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier.
Said stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver,

musha ring dumma do
damma da whack for the daddy 'ol
whack for the daddy 'ol
there's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money, and it made a pretty penny.
I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jenny.
She said and she swore, that she never would deceive me,
but the devil take the women, for they never can be easy

I went into my chamber, all for to take a slumber,
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder.
But Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water,
Then sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter.

It was early in the morning, as I rose up for travel,
The guards were all around me and likewise captain Farrel.
I first produced my pistol, for she stole away my rapier,
But I couldn't shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken.

If anyone can aid me, it's my brother in the army,
If I can find his station down in Cork or in Killarney.
And if he'll come and save me, we'll go roving near Kilkenny,
And I swear he'll treat me better than me darling sportling Jenny

Now some men take delight in the drinking and the roving,
But others take delight in the gambling and the smoking.
But I take delight in the juice of the barley,
And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early

Where am I going? Killarney, Dingle Town, Tralee and a quick run through Dublin.

I'll be posting pictures from the road as I can.

And an Irish Blessing on you and yours:

May you alway walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.


Northwoods Woman said...

Have a wonderful trip!

JihadGene said...

Prayers for safe travel and a grand time!!!