Galway Girl lyrics
by 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: Steve Earle and Irish musician Sharon Shannon - featured on his album, Transcendental Blues in 2000
Brief: Tells the story of the singer's reaction when he meets a beautiful black-haired blue-eyed girl in Galway, Ireland.