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

Song Details

Galway County
Galway County

Music & Lyrics: Steve Earle

Recorded: Steve Earle and Irish musician Sharon Shannon - featured on his album, Transcendental Blues in 2000

Cover Version: Mundy and Sharon Shannon - reached No. 1 on the Irish Singles Chart in 2008 remaining there for 5 weeks.

Brief: Tells the story of the singer's reaction when he meets a beautiful black-haired blue-eyed girl in Galway, Ireland.

Category: Country

Covers: The High Kings, Celtic Thunder, Foster & Allen, The Kilkennys...

🍏 Galway Girl by Mundy & Sharon Shannon is featured on the album Live and Confusion (May 26, 2006).

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