Spanish Lady
        Traditional

Albums: Coming Home/Bill & Lin O'Connor and Larry Theiss; Songs of Ireland/Various artists.

As I came down through Dublin city at the hour of twelve at night
Who should I see but a Spanish lady washing her feet by the candle light
First she washed them, then she dried them o'er a fire of amber coal
In all my life I ne'er did see a maid so sweet about the soul.

CHORUS:
Whack fol the too-ra-loo-ra laddy
Whack fol the too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

As I came back through Dublin City at the hour of half past eight
Who should I spy but the Spanish lady brushing her hair in the broad daylight.
First she tossed it, then she brushed it, on her lap was a silver comb.
In all my life I ne'er did see a maid so fair since I did roam.

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As I went back through Dublin city as the sun began to set
Who should I spy but the Spanish lady catching a moth in a golden net
When she saw me, then she fled me lifting her petticoat over her knee
In all my life I ne'er did see a maid so shy as the Spanish lady

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I've wandered north and I've wandered south through Stonnybatter and Patrick's Close
Up and around by Glouster Diamond and back by Napper Tandy's house.
Old age has laid her hand on me, cold as a fire of ashy coals,
In all my life I ne'er did see a maid so sweet about the soul.

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