Songs of The Rising

by The Dublin City Rounders

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To celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising we recorded two songs popular during the period! "Whiskey In The Jar"; the evergreen Irish traditional song and "If You Were The Only Girl in The World (And I Were The Only Boy" from the hugely successful 1916 stage show "The Bing Boys Are Here"!

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released March 25, 2016

All songs, words & music Trad Arr by David Virgin & The Dublin City Rounders

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If The Dublin City Rounders were a dog it would be a pink bulldog with a cowboy hat, a studded leather collar and sporting a sleeveless denim jacket.

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Whether playing a Stephen Foster esque song from the 1880’s or a brand new self penned classic you can’t take your eyes, or ears, off these lads!
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Track Name: If You Were The Only Girl in The World (and I Were The Only Boy)
Sometimes, when I feel bad and things look blue
I wish, the girl I had was one like you
Someone within my heart to build her throne
Someone who'd never part, to call my own
I’ll try, a love to keep dear, strong and true
I’ll try, a world to reach dear, just made for me and you

If you were the only girl in the world
And I were the only boy
Nothing else would matter in the world today
We could go on loving in the same old way
A Garden of Eden just made for two
With nothing to mar our joy

I could say such wonderful things to you
There would be such wonderful things to do
If you were the only girl in the world
And I were the only boy
Track Name: Whiskey In The Jar
As I was going over the far famed Kerry Mountains
I came on Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced me pistol, I then produced me rapier
I said: "Stand and deliver for you are a bold deceiver"

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar

I counted up his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket and took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the woman for they never can be easy

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar

I went up to me chamber but for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder
But Jenny took me charges and she filled them up with water
And she sent for Captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar

'Twas early in the morning just before I rose to travel
Up came a band of footman and likewise Captain Farrell
I first produced me pistol for she stolen away me rapier
I couldn't shoot for water so a prisoner a was taken

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar

If anyone can aid me tis my brother in the army
If I could find his station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he will go with me we'll go roaving through Killkenny
And he's sure to treat me better than me own disportin' Jenny

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar

Musha ring dumma do dumma daa
Wack fol the daddy-ol
Wack fol the daddy-ol
There's whiskey in the jar