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AndreasW Lyr Req: Nelson's Farewell (Joe Dolan) (11) Lyr Help Req: Nelson's Farewell 20 Nov 98


Hi to all Mudcatters!

Can somebody please help me?
I tried to write down the lyrics to Nelson's Farewell, sung by the Dubliners
I caught most of the words but in some places (marked in bold below)
I am not sure whether I got it right, and one line is missing completely.

Any corrections???

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

Nelson's Farewell

sung by the Dubliners

Oh well poor old Admiral Nelson is no longer in the arc
Toora loora loora loora loo
On the eighth day of March in Dublin City fair
Toora loora loora loora loo
From his standup stones in mortar
He fell crashing to the quarter
Where once he stood so stiff and proud and ruled
So let's sing our celebration
It's a service to the nation
So poor old admiral Nelson, tooraloo

Oh fifty pounds of gelignite it's fell him on the way
Toora loora loora loora loo
When the lad that laid the charge wouldn't get to him today
Toora loora loora loora loo
In Trafalgar Square it might be fair
To leave old Nelson standing there
Well, no one tells the Irish what they'll view
So the Dublin corporation
Can stop the liberations
When the boys of Ireland showed them what to do

A hundred and fiftyseven years it stood up there in state
Toora loora loora loora loo
To mark old Nelson's big triumph o'er the French and Spanish fleet
Toora loora loora loora loo
At one thirty in the morning
Without a bit of warning
Old Nelson took a powder and he blew
So at last the Irish nation
Has partnered a fire station
Poor old admiral Nelson, tooraloo

Well the Russians and the Yanks with their lunar prouds they play
Toora loora loora loora loo
When they hear the primed charge trying hard to make it blast away
Toora loora loora loora loo
But now the Irish joined the race
We have an astronaut in space
<here one line is missing completely>
So lets sing our celebration
It's a service to the nation
To poor old admiral Nelson, tooraloo


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