I wish I were in Dublin or some other seaport town
I'd set my foot on a steamboat and sail the ocean 'round
Sailing 'round the ocean, sailing 'round the sea
I think of handsome Molly wherever she may be

I am a beggarman and a beggin' I have been
I'm known from the Liffy on down to Segu
And I'm known by the name of Little Johnny Doo

For three score or more on this lil' isle of green
When a man gets tired he can lay his head to rest
Of all the trades a-goin' sure a-beggin' is the best

He can beg for his supper when there's nothing else to do
Or go sit 'round the corner in his ol' rigadoo
We slept one night in a barn in Clairebon
And the cats and the rats they were a-playin peek-a-boo
We went naked all night and slept until the dawn
Holes in the roof and the rain a-pourin' through
In a white spotted apron and a calico blouse

Who should awaken but the woman of the house
"Don't be afraid ma'am, it's only Johnny Doo!"
She began to frighten and I said "Boo!"

Over the fields with a pack on my back
Over the hills with a creak in me sack
Holes in my shoes and my toes peekin' through
Singing "Shinkle and a wrinkle it's only Johnny Doo!"

Well, it's getting late at night and it's time to go to bed
And the fire's all out and whoops goes the light
Now you know the story of the old rigadoo
So good night and God be with you says Little Johnny Doo
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Dixie Chicks – Irish Medley Lyrics

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