Hurricane of reels

Hurricane of reels

I would like to have the lyrics of the song from Cathal McConnell’s Long Expectants Come at Last, called "Hurricane of Reels".I think the lyrics are the names of famous reels.

Thanks.

Rafix

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I think this was composed by Paddy Tunney. From Cathal at the Ballisodare Festival, 1978. He "lilted" the last-named tune in between the verses. It’s an old recording , but I think this is fairly accurate.

I rolled with Roaring Mary and I cuddled Bonnie Kate,
I got drunk with Bonnie Annie, scared The Pigeon On The Gate,
After all these Comely Maidens, with whom I did parade,
I most often took my chances with the darling Sligo Maid.

Tim Moloney took The Bag o’ Spuds, it was A Heavy Load,
Fed them out to Jenny’s Chickens Coming West Along the Road.
The merry Maids of Mitchelstown are missing from the floor,
They’ll be in The New Mown Meadows with The Bucks of Oranmore.

Lord McDonald and Lord Gordon swing the Lasses from Fermoy,
But sure Drowsy Maggie told me that they were The Soldier’s Joy.
I met with Tim Moloney, he was feeling mighty proud,
As the hieland danced the highland with the darling Miss McLeod.

I met The Jolly Tinker, he was singing like a thrush,
And The Lark was in the Morning and The Bird was In The Bush.
After all my great adventures with these maidens great and small,
I settled down and married to the lass from Donegal.

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Thank you very much,Kenny,I was very interested.

Rafix

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I think I heard of that name somewhere.