American Old Time Song Lyrics: 33 Teddy Mcglynn

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I left me ould mother wid one little brother,
And came to this country when scarcely a boy;
And though I am Irish, and lived on the parish,
I'm first-cousin-german to Patrick Malloy;
I came in a short breeches that often lacked stitches-
Had nails in my shoes fit for horses to wear;
Me mother'd not know me, but if you would show me,
I'd quick know me mother and Dublin of yore­I'm Teddy McGlynn, from the town of Dublin.
And that is the name you will find on the door.

I've worked and I've waited, me brains I've berated;
I've been to the schools and to Lannigan's ball;
Me father was uncle to Kathleen Mavourneen-
So I'm proud of me kindred, me mother and all;
But now I'm a lawyer, and feel like a warrior;
I'll dance you the lanciers or jig if you call;
I've kept me shillelah, and own I'm 'most crazy
To see me ould mother and Dublin once more­I'm Teddy MeGlynn, from the town of Dublin,
And that is the name you will find on the door.

And soon I'll be goin' the truth to be knowin'.
And judge for meself of ould Ireland's woes;
If green I am wearing, the shamrock is sharing
The love in me heart for my country's repose;
For light is now dawning, and liberty's morning
Will shed its warm ray on ould Ireland's shore;
then Katy I'll marry, and no longer tarry-
To see me ould mother and Dublin once more-
Then Mister McGlynn, when at home in Dublin,
Will welcome you all at his new cabin-door.

I've found many cronies amongst the Maloneys,
And often drank whiskey wid Phelim O'Toole;
O'Brien and McNielly, and poor Miles O'Reilly.
Were all of us sprung, when we waked Tim McDool;
In the finest society, famed for sobriety,
I'm welcomed with pride at each Fenian ball;
I'll soon be an alderman like Jimmy Flanagan,
Who lives on Fifth Avenue, as good as them all­I'm Teddy McGlynn, from the town of Dublin,
And that is the name you will find on me door.
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