Author Topic: AN OLD BELFAST SONG  (Read 4473 times)

justluvbeingme

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Re: AN OLD BELFAST SONG
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 01:08:07 PM »
yeah shazza, the springfield road one is the one i remember. course coming from the sprinfield road it would be.
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RATHBONE

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Re: AN OLD BELFAST SONG
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 09:09:17 PM »
I found this version of the song on http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/mp3s/2000s/2000-gets-on-everybody-s-nerves-(the-kids-album)--seamus-kennedy-(CD)/02-wee-willie-s-lost-his-marley.htm


You can replace Springfield Road with whatever Road you want.  I think I learnt the 'Grosvenor Road' version and instead of a 'clothespole' it was 'he got a length of tubing'.   Enjoy!


Belle! I'll be expecting you to know all the words by the end of the night!  :D


Wee Willie's lost his marley*,
wee Willie's lost his marley,
Wee Willie's lost his marley,
down by the Springfield Road.*


Oh, he lost it down a gratin',*
he lost it down a gratin',
He lost it down a gratin',
down by the Springfield Road.


So he went and got a clothespole*,
he went and got a clothespole,
He went and got a clothespole,
down by the Springfield Road.


And he shoved it down the gratin',
he shoved it down the gratin',
He shoved it down the gratin',
down by the Springfield Road.


But he didn't get his marley,
he didn't get his marley,
He didn't get his marley,
down by the Springfield Road.


So he went and got his brother,
he went and got his brother,
He went and got his brother,
down by the Springfield Road.


And he shoved him down the gratin', etc.
But he didn't get his marley, etc.


So he went and got some dynamite, he went and got some dynamite,
He went and got some dynamite, down by the Springfield Road.


And he shoved it down the gratin', etc.
And he blew up the gratin', he blew up the gratin',
He blew up the gratin', and half of the Springfield Road.

Now wee Willie's got his marley, wee Willie's got his marley,
Wee Willie's got his marley, down by the Springfield Road.


'Cause he found it in his pocket, he found it in his pocket,
He found it in his pocket, down by the Springfield Road.


Marley - marble; Springfield Road - district in Belfast;
Clothespole - long pole to prevent clotheslines from sagging;
Gratin' - grating or storm-drain; Peeler - Policeman
you are right shazza i have c d its the grovenor rd my sister got it from st peters i think

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Re: AN OLD BELFAST SONG
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 02:56:58 PM »
I'm pretty sure that this song was recorded, back in the 70's by the folk group, Bakerloo Junction.
When at Thy call my weary feet I turn
The gates of paradise are opened wide
At Goodison I know a man can learn
Rapture more rich than Anfield can pr