Ben Sands

Ben Sands

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Folk - Contemporary | Newry, Ireland
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

(Irish) farmer goes to the pub after selling animals at the fair - and falls among friends

Story Behind the Song

Based on my father

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Words & Music Ben Sands Elm Grove Music 1993

Well, I got up today for to go to Rathfriland
To sell the hairy pony and the cow
They were both past their best, good for nothin',
just the way that I'm a-feeling now


Goodbye John-Joe
It's gettin' very late and the morning comes early
Goodbye John-Joe
It's time I was home in my bed

The money that I got sure it wasn't worth countin'
After I had paid a few bills
I still owe the meal man more than a fiver
The grocer's a-waiting for my will

I felt like a drink so I went to Johny Arthur's
To have a quick half'un and a beer
I'd the best of intentions of going home early
But it's well past eleven now and I'm still here

Well, I just have enough for a cure in the morning
If I live to see another day
I'd better tell the wife I had holes in my pockets
For God's sake man, would you let me get away

Song Length
Folk - Traditional, Folk - Rural
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Sociable, Cheerful

Subject Matter
Fun, Laugh, Smile

Similar Artists
Arlo Guthrie, The Yellowjackets
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Ben Sands
Music Credits Ben Sands
Producer Credits Ben & Colum Sands
Publisher Credits Elm Grove Music
Performance Credits Ben Sands, Arty McGlynn, James Blennerhasset, Rod McVey, Anne Keane
Label Credits Spring Records