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Thread #36884   Message #3533957
Posted By: GUEST,Andy
05-Jul-13 - 01:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Waltz Me Back To Rockaway
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Waltz Me Back To Rockaway
Waltz Me Back to Rockaway (or Rockaway Waltz) by John Egan and the Irish Tradewinds

There's things that I remember though they seem so long ago
With my friends and my relations to a place we used to go
Those old songs so dear still haunt my ear though they sound so far away
I'll ne'er forget, I can see them yet, those old days in Rockaway

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So, waltz me back to Rockaway
How I'd love it if things were still like that today
Waltz me back to Rockaway
Like a small bit of Ireland in the US of A

You could find twenty Irish pubs in every block
Leitrim, The Bungalow, (Knot Lock?), the lot
See a fine show without spending a dime
With the girls on the boardwalk just passing the time

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(Accordion riff)

In the evening we'd stop at the ol' Mayo Inn
There Ma McNulty played the 'cordion
On to The Sligo House, Leitrim House too,
Mickey Carton, the McNultys, a latest Review

The same Irish Circle still stands thankfully
Where went many nights to see Ruth Morrissey
Just blocks from the boardwalk we'd swing and we'd sway
With all of our friends we would sing, dance and play

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(Piano riff)

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