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Take Me Up to Monto
Traditional.
notes: Monto Town is a district in Dublin defined by Montgomery
Street. It has been known as a red-light district, contains a great deal of
history useful to songwriters.
Take Me Up to Monto

C                 F         C                   Am
If you have a wingo, take her up to Ringo
C                         F       G        C
Where the Waxies sing-o all the day
                                  F                   C                 Am
If you’ve had your fill of porter and you can’t go any further
C                         F       G              C
Give your man the order: back to the Quey
                          F         C         Am
And take him up to Monto, Monto, Monto
C                    F           G       C      F   C
Take him up to Monto – Langaroo – to you

The Faerie told him: “Skin the Goat�; O’Donnal put him on the boat
He wished he’d never been afloat, the dirty old skite
It wasn’t very sensible to tell on the Invincibles
They stand behind their principles day and night

By goin’ up to Monto…

You’ve heard of the Dublin Fusiliers, the dirty old bamboozlers
They gathered up the childer; one, two, three
They marched them from the linen hall, there’s one for every cannon ball
And Vicci’s gonna send you all over the sea

But first go up to Monto…

You’ve heard of the butcher Foster, the dirty old imposter
He took his mot and he lost her up in the furry glenn
He then put on his bowler and he buttoned up his trousers
And he whistled for his growler and he said: My man

Won’t you take me up to Monto…

When the Tsar of Russia and the King of Prussia
Landed up in the Phoenix Park in a big balloon
They asked the guarda band to play the “Wearin’ of the Green�
But the buggars in the depot didn’t know the tune

So they both went up to Monto…

The Queen, she came to call on us, she wanted to see all of us
I hope she doesn’t fall on us; she’s eighteen stone
“Mr. Quinn, Lord Mayor�, says she, “Is that all you have to show me?�
“No, Ma’am, here’s some more to see: Pog Ma Thoinne!�