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Rambles of Spring

Irish Song Lyrics - Rambles of SpringAuthor: Tommy Makem

I've a fine felt hat and a strong pair of brogues
and I've rosin in my pocket for my bow
my fiddle strings are new and I've learned a tune or two
and I'm well prepared to ramble I must go

There's a piercing wintry breeze blowing through the budding trees
and i've buttoned up me coat to keep me warm
and I'm on the road again with a suitcase in my hand
and my fiddle's snug up close beneath my arm

I'm as happy as a king when I catch a breath of spring
and the grass is growin' green as winter ends
and the geese are on the wing as the thrushes start to sing
and I'm headed down the road to meet my friends

I have friends in every town as I ramble up and down
playin' music at the markets and the fairs
and the donkeys and the creels and the farmers makin' deals
and the yellow hatted tinkers sellin' wares

here's a health to one and all to the big and to the small
to the rich and poor alike to foe and friend
and when I return again may my foes be turned to friends
and may may peace and joy be with you until then

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