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Saint Brendan's Fair Isle

Irish Song Lyrics - Saint Brendan's Fair IsleAuthor: Jimmy Driftwood
Copyright: Battle Music (BMI)

When I was a lad on the Emerald Isle I heard many stories both lovely and wild about the great dragons and monsters that be that swallow the ships as they sail on the sea. 'Tho I was an artist with canvas and paints I sailed with Saint Brendan and his jolly saints. We told the good people, "Goodbye for a while,"

we sailed for Saint Brendan's fair isle, fair isle, we sailed for Saint Brendan's fair isle.

when we had been sailing for ninety-four days we came to a spot where the sea was ablaze those demons from Hades were dancing with glee and burning the sailors alive on the sea then Saint Brendan walked on the festering waves he threw all the demons right back to their caves and all of the saints bore a heavenly smile CHORUS

One night while the brethren were lying asleep a great dragon came up from under the deep he thundered and lightninged and made a great din he awakened Saint Brendan and all of his men the dragon came on with his mouth open wide we threw in a cross and the great dragon died we skinned him and cooked him and feasted awhile CHORUS

at last we came onto that beautiful land we all went ashore and we walked on the sand we took up our longbows and killed a Zebu we roasted it up and had hot barbecue and after a while we were singing a song we noticed the island was moving along we ate and we drank and we rode in high style CHORUS

now Brendan said, "Boys, this is much to my wish! "We ride on the back of the world's biggest fish! "Hold fast to the rope that is pulling the ship "We'll need it some day if this fish takes a dip! " We sailed every ocean, we sailed every sea We sailed every spot that a sailor could be in forty-four days we sailed ten million miles CHORUS

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