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40 Years A-Rovin'

by The Irish Rovers

Greatest Hits and more - Double album of traditional and original Irish music from a world famous band.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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1. A Long Time Ago
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2. Toor-I-Ah
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3. Banks of the Roses
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4. Liza Jane
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5. The Girls Along the Road
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6. Botany Bay
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7. New York Girls
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8. Coulter's Candy
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9. Instrumental Reels - The Girl Who Broke My Heart/ The Lady On the Island/ Music In the Glen
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10. The Maid of Coolmore
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11. Kelly From Killann
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12. Mingulay Boat Song
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13. Little Skillet Pot
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14. Dunluce Castle
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15. The Wild Colonial Boy
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16. Home From the Sea
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17. Bold O'donahue
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18. Avondale
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19. Recruiting Sergeant
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20. No Man's Land
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21. Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair Dom Do Lamh)
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22. Haul Away Joe
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23. Valparaiso Round the Horn
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24. The Black Velvet Band
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25. Kellswater
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26. The Unicorn
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27. Wasn't That A Party
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28. Drunken Sailor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When we started rovin’ all those years ago, little did we think that we’d still be at it forty years later…

There's some new songs here and some old ones that we've re-done, and there's even a "live" section recorded on a recent concert tour.

We would like to dedicate this CD to the memory of our dear friend Paul "Lolly" Lawton (1964-2005)

George Millar, July, 2005


THE IRISH ROVERS ARE:
GEORGE MILLAR GUITAR, BOUZOUKI, SPOONS & VOCALS
JOE MILLAR BASS, HARMONICA & VOCALS
WILCIL MCDOWELL ACCORDION
JOHN REYNOLDS GUITAR, BASS & VOCALS
WALLACE HOOD BOUZOUKI, CITTERN, MANDOLIN, WHISTLE & VOCALS
SEAN O’DRISCOLL BANJO, BOUZOUKI, MANDOLIN & BUTTON-KEY ACCORDION
PAUL LAWTON BODHRAN & DRUMS WITH SABIAN CYMBALS

GUEST MUSICIANS:
IAN MILLAR BACK-UP VOCALS
GEOFFREY KELLY FLUTE, WHISTLE & BODHRAN
MICHAEL CREBER KEYBOARDS
PATRICK DAVEY UILLEAN PIPES, FLUTE & WHISTLE
JOHN FITZPATRICK FIDDLE
GERRY O’CONNOR FIDDLE
AMY LAING CELLO
TODD SACERTY BASS

PRODUCED BY: GEORGE MILLAR FOR ROVER RECORDS
ENGINEERED BY: RICK SALT
MIXED BY: GEORGE MILLAR & RICK SALT
RECORDED AT: ISLAND PACIFIC STUDIOS – NANAIMO, B.C. CANADA & EMERALD STUDIOS – BELFAST, N. IRELAND
ENGINEERED AT EMERALD BY: GEORGE DOHERTY & CO-ORDINATED BY WILCIL MCDOWELL
MASTERED BY: RICK SALT
TOUR MANAGER: BETSY MILLAR
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: DANNY SANCHEZ – RED BANK NEW JERSEY
CD LAYOUT & TYPING BY: AMY MILLAR
COVER DESIGN & ARTWORK BY: JENNIFER TEMPLE FOR MMSDIRECT


ROVER RECORDS
IRD2005

Here lyrics to a few of the songs.

THE UNICORN
(SHEL SILVERSTEIN / HOLLIS MUSIC)

A LONG TIME AGO, WHEN THE EARTH WAS GREEN,
THERE WAS MORE KINDS OF ANIMALS THAN YOU'VE EVER SEEN.
AND THEY RAN ABOUT AND PLAYED WHILE THE EARTH WAS BEING BORN,
AND THE LOVELIEST OF ALL WAS THE UNICORN.

THERE WAS GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE,
SOME HUMPTY BACKED CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES.
SOME CATS AND RATS AND ELEPHANTS, BUT SURE AS YOU'RE BORN,
THE LOVELIEST OF ALL WAS THE UNICORN.

THE LORD SEEN SOME SINNING AND IT CAUSED HIM PAIN.
AND HE SAID, "STAND BACK, I'M GOING TO MAKE IT RAIN!"
HE SAID, "HEY, BROTHER NOAH, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO,
GO AND BUILD ME A FLOATING ZOO,"

"AND TAKE SOME".......

"GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE,
SOME HUMPTY BACKED CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES.
SOME CATS AND RATS AND ELEPHANTS, BUT SURE AS YOU'RE BORN.
DON'T YOU FORGET MY UNICORNS."

OLD NOAH WAS THERE TO ANSWER THE CALL,
HE FINISHED UP THE ARK JUST AS THE RAIN STARTED TO FALL.
THEN HE MARCHED IN THE ANIMALS TWO BY TWO,
AND HE CALLED OUT AS THEY CAME THROUGH,

"HEY LORD,"

"I'VE GOT GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE,
SOME HUMPTY BACKED CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES.
SOME CATS AND RATS AND ELEPHANTS, BUT LORD, I'M SO FORLORN,
I JUST CAN'T FIND NO UNICORNS!"

AND NOAH LOOKED OUT THROUGH THE DRIVING RAIN,
THEM UNICORNS WERE HIDING, PLAYING SILLY GAMES.
KICKING AND SPLASHING WHILE THE RAIN WAS POURIN',
OH, THEM SILLY UNICORNS!

THERE WAS GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE,
SOME HUMPTY BACKED CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES.
NOAH CRIED, "CLOSE THE DOOR BECAUSE IT'S STARTING TO STORM,
AND WE JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THOSE UNICORNS!"

THE ARK STARTED MOVING, IT DRIFTED WITH THE TIDE,
THE UNICORNS LOOKED UP FROM THE ROCKS AND THEY CRIED.
AND THE WATERS CAME DOWN AND SORT OF FLOATED THEM AWAY,
THAT'S WHY YOU NEVER SEE UNICORNS TO THIS VERY DAY.

YOU'LL SEE SOME GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE,
LOTS OF HUMPTY BACKED CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES.
SOME CATS AND RATS AND ELEPHANTS, BUT SURE AS YOU'RE BORN,
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA SEE A UNICORN!


WASN'T THAT A PARTY
(TOM PAXTON / UNITED ARTISTS)

COULD'VE BEEN THE WHISKEY
MIGHT'VE BEEN THE GIN
COULD'VE BEEN THE THREE OR FOUR SIX-PACKS,
I DON'T KNOW, BUT LOOK AT THE MESS I'M IN
MY HEAD IS LIKE A FOOTBALL
I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE
TELL ME, ME OH, ME OH MY
WASN'T THAT A PARTY

SOMEONE TOOK A GRAPEFRUIT
WORE IT LIKE A HAT
I SAW SOMEONE UNDER MY KITCHEN TABLE
TALKING TO MY OLD TOM CAT
THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT HOCKEY
THE CAT WAS TALKING BACK
LONG ABOUT THEN EVERY-THING WENT BLACK
WASN'T THAT A PARTY

I'M SURE IT'S JUST MY MEMORY
PLAYING TRICKS ON ME
BUT I THINK I SAW MY BUDDY
CUTTING DOWN MY NEIGHBOUR'S TREE

COULD'VE BEEN THE WHISKEY
MIGHT'VE BEEN THE GIN
COULD'VE BEEN THE THREE OR FOUR SIX-PACKS,
I DON'T KNOW, BUT LOOK AT THE MESS I'M IN
MY HEAD IS LIKE A FOOTBALL
I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE
TELL ME, ME OH, ME OH MY
WASN'T THAT A PARTY

BILLY, JOE AND TOMMY
WELL THEY WENT A LITTLE FAR
THEY WERE SITTIN' IN MY BACK YARD, BLOWING ON A SIREEN
FROM SOMEBODY'S POLICE CAR

SO YOU SEE, YOUR HONOUR
IT WAS ALL IN FUN
THE LITTLE BITTY TRACK MEET DOWN ON MAIN STREET
WAS JUST TO SEE IF THE COPS COULD RUN
WELL THEY RUN US IN TO SEE YOU
IN AN ALCOHOLIC HAZE
I SURE CAN USE THOSE THIRTY DAYS
TO RE-COVER FROM THE PARTY

COULD'VE BEEN THE WHISKEY
MIGHT'VE BEEN THE GIN
COULD'VE BEEN THE THREE OR FOUR SIX-PACKS,
I DON'T KNOW, BUT LOOK AT THE MESS I'M IN
MY HEAD IS LIKE A FOOTBALL
I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE
TELL ME, ME OH, ME OH MY
WASN'T THAT A PARTY


DRUNKEN SAILOR
(TRADITIONAL / A.&A. BY GEORGE MILLAR & WILCIL MCDOWELL – RED MADDIE MUSIC/SOCAN)

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR?
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR?
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR?
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

SHAVE HIS BELLY WITH A RUSTY RAZOR,
SHAVE HIS BELLY WITH A RUSTY RAZOR,
SHAVE HIS BELLY WITH A RUSTY RAZOR,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

PUT HIM IN A LONG BOAT TILL HIS SOBER,
PUT HIM IN A LONG BOAT TILL HIS SOBER,
PUT HIM IN A LONG BOAT TILL HIS SOBER,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

STICK HIM IN A BARREL WITH A HOSEPIPE ON HIM,
STICK HIM IN A BARREL WITH A HOSEPIPE ON HIM,
STICK HIM IN A BARREL WITH A HOSEPIPE ON HIM,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

PUT HIM IN THE BED WITH THE CAPTAINS DAUGHTER,
PUT HIM IN THE BED WITH THE CAPTAINS DAUGHTER,
PUT HIM IN THE BED WITH THE CAPTAINS DAUGHTER,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

THAT’S WHAT WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR,
THAT’S WHAT WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR,
THAT’S WHAT WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!

WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY HAY AND UP SHE RISES,
EARLY IN THE MORNING!



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