The Holy Ground Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Traditional
Original Band
Traditional

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 25, 2021

Comments

The lyrics below are from The Clancy Brothers version, but being a traditional song there seems to be many slight variations.

Lyrics

Fare thee well my lovely Dinah, a thousand times adieu
We're goin' away from the Holy ground and the girls we all love true
We will sail the South Seas over and we'll return for more
To see again the girls we love and the Holy ground once more

Fine girl you are! You're the girl I do adore
And I live in hopes to see the Holy Ground once more
Fine girl you are!

I see the storm a rising, I see it coming soon
And the sky it is so cloudy, you can scarcely see the moon
And the good oul' ship it is tossing about the rigging is all tore
And still I live in hopes to see the Holy ground once more

Fine girl you are! You're the girl I do adore
And I live in hopes to see the Holy Ground once more
Fine girl you are!

And now the storm is over and we are safe and well
We will go into a public house and we'll sit and drink like Hell
We will drink strong ale and porter and make the rafters roar
And when our money is all spent, we'll go to town once

Fine girl you are! You're the girl I do adore
And I live in hopes to see the Holy Ground once more
Fine girl you are!