Rocky Road To Dublin Lyrics – The Dubliners

Rocky Road To Dublin lyrics is a song from the album ‘The Dubliners’ released in 1964. The song is sung & performed by The Dubliners, an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962. The lyrics of the song are written by Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Barney Mckenna & Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke. The song is all about a story of an Irish man who leaves his home to go to Dublin for the betterment of his life and the problems he faces on his journey.

Rocky Road To Dublin Song Details

Song:Rocky Road To Dublin
Album:The Dubliners (1964)
Singer(s):The Dubliners
Writer(s):Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Barney Mckenna & Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke
Released Date:1964
Rocky Road To Dublin Lyrics

Rocky Road To Dublin Lyrics

While In the merry month of may
from me home I started
Left the girls of Tuam
nearly broken hearted
Saluted father dear
kissed my darling mother
Drank a pint of beer
my grief and tears to smother

Then off to reap the corn
leave where I was born
Cut a stout black thorn
to banish ghosts and goblins
Bought a pair of brogues
for rattling ‘er the bogs
And frightening all the dogs
on the rocky road to Dublin

One… two… three four… five
Hunt the Hare and turn
her down the rocky road
All the way to Dublin
Whack follol de rah

In Mullingar that night
I rested limbs so weary
Started by daylight next morning
blithe and early
Took a drop of the pure
to keep me heart from sinking
Thats a Paddy’s cure whenever
he’s on drinking
They hear the lassies smile
laughing all the while
At me curious style
twould set your heart a bubblin
Asked me was I hired
wages I required
till I was almost tired of
the rocky road to Dublin

One… two… three four… five
Hunt the Hare and turn her
down the rocky road
All the way to Dublin
Whack follol de rah

In Dublin next arrived
I thought it’s such a pity
To be soon deprived
a view of that fine city
Then I took a stroll
all among the quality

Me bundle it was stole
all in a neat locality
Something crossed me mind
when I looked behind
No bundle could I find upon
me stick a wobbling
Enquiring for the rogue
said me Connaught brogue
Wasn’t much in vogue
on the rocky road to Dublin

One… two… three four… five
Hunt the Hare and turn her
down the rocky road
All the way to Dublin
Whack follol de rah

From there I got away
me spirits never falling
Landed on the quay
just as the ship was sailing
The Captain at me roared
said that no room had he
When I jumped aboard
a cabin found for Paddy
Down among the pigs
played some hearty rigs
Danced some hearty jigs
the water round me bubbling
When off Holyhead I wished
meself was dead
Or better far instead on
the rocky road to Dublin

One… two… three four… five
Hunt the Hare and turn
her down the rocky road
All the way to Dublin
Whack follol de rah

The boys of Liverpool
when we safely landed
Called meself a fool
I could no longer stand it
Blood began to boil
temper I was losing

Poor old Erin’s Isle
they began abusing
‘Hurrah me soul’ says I
me Shillelagh I will apply
Galway boys were nigh and saw
I was a hobble in
With a load hurray
joined in the affray
We quickly cleared the way
for the rocky road to Dublin

One… two… three four… five
Hunt the Hare and turn her
down the rocky road
All the way to Dublin
Whack follol de rah

Writer(s) – Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Barney Mckenna & Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke

Rocky Road To Dublin Lyrics FAQ

What is the album name of the ‘Rocky Road To Dublin’ song?

The song is from the album The Dubliners released in 1964.

Who has sung the ‘Rocky Road To Dublin’ song?

The song is sung & performed by The Dubliners, an Irish folk band.

Who has written the lyrics of the ‘Rocky Road To Dublin’ song?

The lyrics of the song are written by Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Barney Mckenna & Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke.

Where can I read the ‘Rocky Road To Dublin’ song lyrics?

You can read the complete track lyrics here.

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