The Irish Rover Lyrics – Best Free PDF for Printouts

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“The Irish Rover” is an exuberant and whimsical folk song that tells the tall tale of a grand ship and its crew’s fantastical adventures at sea. Its catchy melody and humorous lyrics spark the imagination, making it a hit with both children and adults.

This song invites everyone to embark on a musical voyage filled with fun and laughter, perfect for adding a touch of Irish folklore to St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

On this page you’ll find the lyrics of the song and you can download a printable PDF file with lyrics for free! Also watch a sing-along video. Enjoy!

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Printable The Irish Rover Lyrics PDF

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The Irish Rover lyrics printable PDF

The Irish Rover Lyrics

1. In the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and six
We set sail from the sweet Cobh of Cork
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
For the grand city hall in New York
‘Twas an elegant craft, she was rigged fore and aft
And how the wild wind drove her
She could stand a great blast in her twenty seven masts
And we called her the Irish Rover

2. There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee
There was Hogan from County Tyrone
There was Johnny McGuirk who was scared stiff of work
And a chap from Westmeath called Malone
There was Slugger O’Toole who was drunk as a rule
And fighting Bill Tracy from Dover
And your man Mick McCann from the banks of the Bann

3. We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
We had two million barrels of stones
We had three million sides of old blind horses hides
We had four million barrels of bones
We had five million hogs, six million dogs
We had seven million barrels of porter
We had eight million bales of old nanny goat tails
In the hold of the Irish Rover

4. We had sailed seven years when the measels broke out
And our ship lost it’s way in the fog
Then the whole of the crew was reduced down to two
Just myself and the captain’s old dog
The ship struck a rock, Lord what a shock
The boat, it was flipped right over
Turned nine times around and the poor old dog was drowned
I’m the last of the Irish Rover

Sing-along Video with Lyrics

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