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13.  On We Go:

Traditional

Kathleen Mullaly Masino - Lead vocal
Bill Masino - Harmony vocal
Colin O'Brian - Acoustic Guitar
Randy Wothke - Snare
Bryan Blaylock - Bodhran


This song became an instant favorite for Kathleen.  She was first introduced to this song by Patty.  It was a recording done by The Molly's, on their recording - This Is My Round.  See: http://www.mollys.com/mollys/    

When in the studio, Colin added the brilliant drunken stumble to the climatic verse. (You just can't wait to hear it now!) The melody is much like the renaissance festival's song that starts, "Hey ho, no-body home...."  "It had to be sung as a round, says Kathleen.  She is always tempted to sing this song as a snotty, pushy, spoiled girl whom she is nothing like.

 
Lyrics:
 
1) There was an old woman and there was an old man  
     Who lived upon the high road
     He once sat as a jockey for his pay
     And she was her mother’s darling’O
 
Chorus:
On we go, and on we go
Call you recall the day we married’O
On we go, and on we go
Wouldn’t you be frightened to die’O
Come a little closer to your darlin’O
 
2) Come with me you silly old man
     Cozy as a cod fish show
     I’ve never seen anyone as sorry as you
     At least not after breakfast’O

Chorus:

3) She took the old man by the hand
     She lead him across a moon lit night
     She took him to the public house
     And filled him up with whisky ‘O
 
Chorus:
 
4) On the way back home from town
     Oh, wo my darling "O
     She pushed him in the water and held him down
     Call you recall the day we married’O
 
Chorus:
 
End= Verse one as round until fade
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