Kitty Magee

Tommy Makem

I've kissed and courted them all, gentle and simple, short and medium and tall

But kept a merry heart free, 'till it was stole unknownst by Kitty Magee

Her smiling face, her slender waist, her lips would tempt a saint to taste

Oh, sure it was small blame to me to lose my heart to Kitty Magee

'Twas down at Ballina Fair, colleens and boys were gaily stepping it there

And I the soul of the spree, when I set eyes on Kitty Magee

Her smile so sweet, her step so neat, hide and seek her two little feet

Gliding just like a swan at sea, went handsome, winsome Kitty Magee

And now I'm dreaming all day, sighing from dark to dawn and wasting away

Like a lone bird on a tree, sighing the long hours through for Kitty Magee

Oh, darling dear, the shrove is near, say the words I'm dying to hear

Promise me mine you soon will be, handsome, winsome Kitty Magee