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Thread #36884   Message #3587250
Posted By: GUEST,Andy
29-Dec-13 - 02:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Waltz Me Back To Rockaway
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROCKAWAY WALTZ (John Egan)
So, final version:

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
Leave from the bungalow, not lock the lock
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, I'll name just a few

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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