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Quare Bungle Rye
Traditional. Recorded by Darby O'Gill on "Driven to Drink".
Notes: Art sings this one on the album, and we play it in F. When I sing
it we play it in G.
Quare Bungle Rye
Traditional
“Driven to Drink�, Darby O’Gill, 2000

      G
Now, Jack was a sailor who roamed on the town
     C            G                                      D
And she was a damsel who skipped up and down
           G
Said the damsel to Jack, as she passed him by
              C              G                    C                 G               D
Would you care for to purchase some Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
G              C            D            G
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye

Thought Jack to himself, now what could this be
But the finest of whiskey from far Germany
Smuggled up in a basket and sold on the sly
And the name that it goes by is Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye

Jack gave her a pound, and he thought nothin’ strange
She said: Hold to the basket while I run for your change
Jack looked in the basket, and a child he did spy
Bedad, now, says Jack, this is Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye

For to get the child Christened was Jack’s next intent
For to get the child Christened to the Parson he went
Said the Parson to Jack: What will he go by
Beghorra, says Jack, call him Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye

Said the Parson to Jack: Now that’s a quare name
Be Jazes, said jack, and it’s quare that he came
Smuggled up in a basket and sold on the sly
And the name that he’ll go by is Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye

So, all you poor sailors who roam on the town
Beware of the damsels who skip up and down
Take a peak in their baskets as they pass you by
Or else they may pawn on you Quare Bungle Rye Raddy Rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye
Fa la diddle rye raddy rye raddy rye
Driven to Drink