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You're Not Irish

You're Not Irish
(Robbie O Connell)

 When first I came to the USA with my guitar in hand
 I was told that I could get a job singing songs from Ireland
 So I headed up to Boston , I was sure to be alright
 But the very first night I got on the stage, I was in for a big surprise

 they said;
 Cho:     You're not Irish you can't be Irish you don't know Danny Boy
     Or toora loora loola, or even Irish eyes
     You've got the hell of a nerve to say you came from Ireland
     so cut out all the nonsense and sing mcnamaras band

 To tell the truth I got quite a shock and I didn't know what to say
 So I sang a song in Gaelic I thought that might win the day
 But they looked at me suspiciously and I didn't know what was wrong
 The all of a sudden they started to shout now sing a real Irish song

The next day I was on my way for Chicago I was bound
 I was ready to give it another try and not let it get me down
 From the stage they looked quite friendly, but I hardly sung one word
 When a voice called out from the back of the room, and what do you think I hear
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Now I've travelled all around the country, but its always been the same
 From la to Philadelphia and from Washington to Maine
 But sometimes now I wonder if its a secret society
 And it doesn't matter wherever I go they'll be waiting there for me,

 saying;

 You're not Irish you can't be Irish you don't know Danny Boy
 Or toora loora loora or even Irish eyes
 You've got a hell of a nerve to say you came from Ireland
 So cut out all the nonsense and sing McNamara's band
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