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McGrath Lyr Add: Dunne Song ('...overdone and underdone... (42) Lyr Add: THE DUNNE SONG 02 Apr 98


THE DUNNE SONG

Cathal McConnell / Bangeor Morris men
? Sands (author)

I once was well acquainted with a man called Mr. Dunne,
A very jolly man indeed and full of harmless fun.
He courted young and married was when he was twenty one,
And soon a big fine family had Mr. And Mrs. Dunne.

Chorus:
For there was high Dunne and low Dunne, overdone and underdone,
All the other younger Dunne's it's in and out they run,
There was old Dunne and young Dunne and young Dunne's younger son,
And young Dunne will be a Dunne when the old Dunne's done.

In course of time the eldest Dunne he took himself a wife,
But then he found out that he had the hardest fight for life,
For to try and keep three bellies full and a wife who weighed twelve stone,
Any man that could do that you'd have to say well done.

For there was high Dunne and low Dunne, overdone and underdone,
All the other younger Dunne's it's in and out they run,
There was old Dunne and young Dunne and young Dunne's younger son,
And young Dunne will be a Dunne when the old Dunne's done.

Well when Mrs. Dunne presented Dunne with their first bouncing son,
He named it Herbert Duncan Dunne but called it cherry bun,
And when as thick as hops they come and many more do run,
Says Mrs. Dunne to Mr. Dunne, "More bread or we'll be done."

For there was high Dunne and low Dunne, overdone and underdone,
All the other younger Dunne's it's in and out they run,
There was old Dunne and young Dunne and young Dunne's younger son,
And young Dunne will be a Dunne when the old Dunne's done.

So here's good luck to the eldest Dunne likewise the youngest Dunne,
Let's hope the youngest Dunne can do as the eldest Dunne has done.
For any chance to be a Dunne and not a vacant one,
What's done says Dunne should be well done so well done good old Dunne.

For there was high Dunne and low Dunne, overdone and underdone,
All the other younger Dunne's it's in and out they run,
There was old Dunne and young Dunne and young Dunne's younger son,
And young Dunne will be a Dunne when the old Dunne's done.


Regards From
Frank McGrath & George Henderson

Nenagh Singers Circle


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