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Dr. Strangely Strange – Donnybrook Fair lyrics

Mercard taught the leathered looking king
Plugged in his amplifier and began to sing
And Henry Grattan standing in the rain again
Down on Dawson street waiting for a number ten
To take him to donnybrook fair
He’s got some business to do there
Oh it is possible to do anything
Dance among the queens
Or play chess with the high king

Thomas Wentworth standing underneath a silken sail
Turns to the unicorn and asks him how he’s failed
And Deirdre of the sorrows catching crabs on the seashore
Turns to the unicorn and asks him what he’s for
Well I’m for Donnybrook fair
When I’ll get the time I’ll see you there
Pick a golden apple from the heart of the sun
I can assure you that it is very easily done

Joseph married Lancard with a sword in his right hand
Walking to the gpo to play with the band
And Patrick Pearse comes squinting through 1916
Turns to the unicorn and asks him how he’s been

Well I’ve been down In Donnybrook fair
How come I didn’t see you there?
Oh it is possible to do anything
Dance among the queens
Or play chess with the high king

The mighty cretin show-band led the pike-men from the rear
And nobody sees the unicorn quietly standing there
And the long-faced leading singer tries to imitate Jim Reeves
Ah the unicorn just shakes his head but has fobbed a waste at least

He’s gone down to Donnybrook fair
When I get the time I’ll see him there
Pick a golden apple from the heart of the sun
I can assure you that it is very easily done

But the marquis and me, in cloud-stepping shoes
We danced away wherever we choose
All good people you must stay together
Rainbow skirt and the broken feathers

Stay down in Donnybrook fair
When I’ll get the time I’ll see you there
The mocking bird has come to sale
He wants to blow your heads away
The king of love my shepherd is whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am his and he is mine forever

Where streams of living water flow
My ransom soul, he leadeth

And where the verdant pastures grow
With fruit celestial feedeth

What will you have?
Will you have a pint?
I’ll have a pint with you, sir
And if somebody doesn’t order soon,
We’ll be thrown out of the boozer

And so through all the length of days
My goodness faileth never
Good shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within thy heist forever

The king of love, my shepherd, is whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack, if I am his and he is mine forever
Amen



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