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Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks are an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas and was originally compose… more »

I wish I were in Dublin or some other seaport town 
I'd set my foot on a steamboat and sail the ocean 'round 
Sailing 'round the ocean, sailing 'round the sea 
I think of handsome Molly wherever she may be 

I am a beggarman and a beggin' I have been 
For three score or more on this lil' isle of green 
I'm known from the Liffy on down to Segu 
And I'm known by the name of Little Johnny Doo 

Of all the trades a-goin' sure a-beggin' is the best 
When a man gets tired he can lay his head to rest 
He can beg for his supper when there's nothing else to do 
Or go sit 'round the corner in his ol' rigadoo 

We slept one night in a barn in Clairebon
We went naked all night and slept until the dawn 
Holes in the roof and the rain a-pourin' through 
And the cats and the rats they were a-playin peek-a-boo 

Who should awaken but the woman of the house 
In a white spotted apron and a calico blouse 
She began to frighten and I said "Boo!" 
"Don't be afraid ma'am, it's only Johnny Doo!" 

Over the fields with a pack on my back 
Over the hills with a creak in me sack 
Holes in my shoes and my toes peekin' through 
Singing "Shinkle and a wrinkle it's only Johnny Doo!" 

Well, it's getting late at night and it's time to go to bed 
And the fire's all out and whoops goes the light 
Now you know the story of the old rigadoo 
So good night and God be with you says Little Johnny Doo

Written by: RONALD HAZLEHURST

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