Galway Bay

Tommy Makem

Maybe someday I’ll go back again to Ireland
If my dear old wife would only pass away!
She nearly has my heart broke with her nagging
She’s got a mouth as big as Galway Bay

See her drinking sixteen pints of Pabst Blue Ribbon
And then she can walk home without a sway
If the sea was beer instead of salty water
She would live and die in Galway Bay

See her drinking sixteen pints at Pat Joe Murphy’s
The barman says: “I think it’s time to go”
But she doesn’t try to speak to him in Gaelic
In a language that the clergy do not know

On her back she has tattooed a map of Ireland
And when she takes her bath on Saturday
She rubs the Sunlight Soap around by Claddagh
Just to watch the suds flow down by Galway Bay

As sung by Tommy Makem. Sent to us from Laura Black, Australia.