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Thread #36884   Message #3588015
Posted By: GUEST,Andy
31-Dec-13 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Waltz Me Back To Rockaway
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Me Back To Rockaway
Sorry, I had this (below) verse right the first time but just noticed the mistake after watching Jim Dixon's YouTube referral:]

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"

Should be: Mickey Carton, the McNultys, "a latest Review"

Then also a gaff:
"Where went "many nights to see Ruth Morrissey

Should be: "Where we went" many nights to see Ruth Morrissey


So now again, with much thanks from artie, and Jim Dixon, the final version

(altho now actually redundant after Jim found the song on YouTube); but anyhow:

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

Chorus:
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

Chorus

(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 we 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

Chorus

(Piano riff)

Chorus

Chorus