Galway Girl lyrics
Mundy & Sharon Shannon
I took a stroll down the old long walk on a day-i-ay-i-ay
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk on a grand soft day-i-ay-i-ay
Well I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
Because her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then - I'd be takin' a whirl
'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl
We were halfway there when the rain came down on the day-i-ay-i-ay
She asked me up to her flat downtown
On a grand soft day-i-ay-i-ay
And I ask you friend, what's a fella to do
Ah - because her hair was black and her eyes were blue
So I took her hand - and I gave it a twirl
Then I lost my heart to a Galway girl
Well when I woke up I was all alone...
With a broken heart and a ticket home...
And I ask you friend, what would you do?
Well if her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I've been all around, I've been all over this world
Boys - I've never seen nothin' like a Galway girl
Music & Lyrics: Steve Earle - recorded the song which featured Irish musician Sharon Shannon on the album - Transcendental Blues in 2000.
Brief: The song tells the story of a man who meets a beautiful black-haired, blue-eyed girl in Galway, Ireland. He is immediately smitten by her beauty and charm, and they spend the day together walking around Salthill and talking.
The man is so taken with the woman and she asks him to come back to her flat downtown. " Well I ask you friend, what's a fella to do"!
The next morning, the man wakes up to find that the woman is gone. He is left feeling heartbroken and wondering if he will ever see her again.
Album: Live and Confusion (May 26, 2006).