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Frank Maher Lyr Add: An Irish Stew (1) Lyr Add: AN IRISH STEW 28 Nov 99

Air----Paddle Your Own Canoe

Sure I've sung ye many a song in my time,
But now ye want something new,
So I'm after giving a bit of a rhyme,
Concerning an Irish stew,
For I've got the original ould receipt,
For cooking to rights that's the same,
And if ye can only get hold of the meat,
If ye spoil it, yerself's to blame.

CHORUS: So let me give ye this bit of advice,
Ye can very soon prove it's true,
That nothing in life is half so nice,
As a savory Irish stew.

In choosing your meat, don't cut it too fat,
Nor by any means over lean,
For the kind of mutton that pleases Pat,
Is--a sort of betwixt and between.
Your potatoes should be of the mealy sort,
And your onions sound and sweet,
And it's peel 'em, and wash 'em, and slice 'em yez ought,
And pop 'em both in with the meat.

Then pepper, and salt, and season to taste—
Och! the water, I almost forgot,
Pour in just enough--if ye swamp it the least,
By jabbers, ye'll spoil the whole lot.
Then yez can sit down and watch the boil,
'Till the meat's done thoroughly through,
And you'll soon be rewarded for all your toil,
By a savory Irish stew.

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