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Mick McGilligan's Ball
by Paddy Noonan



Michael Magilligan one fine day
Got a lot of money from the USA
All through the death of his uncle Joe
He got a million and a half or so
Says Magilligan "I'll give a fancy ball
Down at the old ancestral hall"
Invited the neighbours, ev'ryone
For to have some music and some rare old fun
So they.....

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's Ball

All of the neighbours came from near and far
Mulligan arrived there in a motor-car
Old Missus O'Reilly bless her heart
Came with the family in a donkey cart
Pat O'Rafferty arrived in an aeroplane
You'll never see the like again
And there was a shout when two old Skins
Came along at a gallop with two Miss Quinns
And they

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's Ball

Fluters and fiddlers near and far
Drumming on the moleskin made a lovely sound
They blew a gale on the old trombone
Then reeled and rollicked to the piper's drone
When they finished with the whiskey, beer and wine
They took a hand in "Auld Lang Syne"
There ne'er was the like, I do declare
Ask that grand old Hooley down in sweet Kildare
When they

Chorus
All went down to Mick Magilligan's Ba---ll
Where they had to tear the paper off the wa---ll
To make room for all the people in the ha---ll
Oh the girls and boys made a devil of a noise
At Mick Magilligan's B A double L
BALL
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Lyrics submitted by Roadhouse Vic.