From the album Ballads Rule OK

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Lyrics

Oh me name it is Maguire and I’ll quickly tell to you
Of a pretty girl that I admire named Katie Donoghue
She was fair and fat and forty and believe me when I say,
Everytime I go a courting her I can hear her mammy say (mammy say)
Johnny get up from the fire get up and give the man a seat
Don’t you see it’s Mr. Maguire and he’s courting your sister Kate
Sure you know very well he owns a farm, a wee bit out of town
Would ya get up outta there and be takin’ the air
And let Mr. Maguire sit down
Oh the first time that I met her was at a dance at Tarmagee
And I asked her very kindly would she dance a step with me
She wanted to know if I’d see her home and with her have some tae
Ah but as soon as I go inside the door I can hear her mammy say (mammy say)
Johnny get up from the fire get up and give the man a seat
Don’t you see it’s Mr. Maguire and he’s courting your sister Kate
Sure you know very well he owns a farm, a wee bit out of town
Would ya get up outta there and be takin’ the air
And let Mr. Maguire sit down
Ah but now that we are married, sure her mother’s changed her mind
Just because I spent the legacy her father left behind
She hasn’t got the decency to bid me the time of day
Ah but as soon as I come in at the door I can hear the ould one say (ould one say)
Johnny pull up to the fire pull up you’re sittin’ in a draught
Don’t you see it’s ould Maguire and he nearly drives me daft
Sure I don’t know what gets into him for he’s always on the tear
Ah would ya sit where you are and never you dare
To give ould Maguire the chair