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Mrs. McGrath

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First time played on: 20/04/2006

Latest time played on: 21/11/2006

Podcast

Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Mrs. McGrath

Source: www.alphabeticalspringsteen.com

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Lyrics

"Mrs McGrath," the sergeant said,
"Would you like a soldier out of your son Ted?
With a scarlet coat and a big cocked hat
Mrs McGrath will you like that?"

With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa

Now Mrs McGrath lived on the shore
And after seven years or more

She spied a ship come into the bay
With her son from far away

"O captain dear, where have ye been?
You been sailing the Mediterranean
Have you news of my son Ted
Is he living or is he dead?"

With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa


Then came Ted without any legs
And in their place two wooden pegs
She kissed him a dozen times or two
And said, "my God, Ted, is it you?

Now were ye drunk or were ye blind
When ye left your two fine legs behind?
Or was it walking upon the sea
That wore your two fine legs away?"


With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa

"Now I wasn't drunk and I wasn't blind
When I left my two fine legs behind
A cannonball on the fifth of May
Tore my two fine legs away"


"My, Teddy boy," the widow cried
"Your two fine legs were yer mother's pride
Stumps of a tree won't do at all
Why didn't ye run from the cannonball?"

With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa


"All foreign wars I do proclaim
Live on blood and a mother's pain
I'd rather have my son as he used to be
Than the King of America and his whole Navy"

With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa

With your too-ri-aa fol-ded-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa
Too-ri-aa fol-did-dle-di-aa too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa

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Played in:
20/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
24/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
26/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
30/04/2006New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LAUnited States
05/05/2006The Point, DublinIreland
07/05/2006The Manchester Evening News Arena, ManchesterGreat Britain
08/05/2006Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, LondonGreat Britain
09/05/2006St. Lukes Church, LondonGreat Britain
09/05/2006St. Lukes Church, LondonGreat Britain
10/05/2006AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
12/05/2006Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
14/05/2006Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, BadalonaSpain
16/05/2006AFAS Live, AmsterdamNetherlands
17/05/2006Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
20/05/2006Spektrum, OsloNorway
21/05/2006Hovet, StockholmSweden
27/05/2006Tweeter Center, Boston, MAUnited States
28/05/2006Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VAUnited States
30/05/2006Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OHUnited States
31/05/2006Verizon Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, INUnited States
03/06/2006Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
05/06/2006Greek Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
06/06/2006Concord Pavilion, Concord, CAUnited States
10/06/2006Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IAUnited States
11/06/2006Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
13/06/2006MidWest Bank Amphitheater, Chicago, ILUnited States
14/06/2006Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
16/06/2006Blossom Amphitheatre, Cuyahoga Falls, OHUnited States
17/06/2006DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, MIUnited States
19/06/2006Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NYUnited States
20/06/2006Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJUnited States
22/06/2006Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
24/06/2006PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJUnited States
25/06/2006PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJUnited States
01/10/2006Palamalaguti Arena, BolognaItaly
02/10/2006Palasport Olimpico, TorinoItaly
04/10/2006Villa Manin, UdineItaly
05/10/2006Arena Di Verona, VeronaItaly
07/10/2006Arena Santa Giuliana, PerugiaItaly
08/10/2006Giardini Della Reggia, CasertaItaly
10/10/2006Palalottomatica Sport Palace, RomeItaly
12/10/2006Color Line Arena, HamburgGermany
13/10/2006Ahoy, RotterdamNetherlands
19/10/2006Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, MadridSpain
21/10/2006Estadio Ciutat De Valencia, ValenciaSpain
22/10/2006Plaza De Toros De Granada, GranadaSpain
24/10/2006Palau Sant Jordi, BarcelonaSpain
25/10/2006Palacio Deportes Santander, SantanderSpain
28/10/2006Parken, CopenhagenDenmark
29/10/2006Spektrum, OsloNorway
30/10/2006Globen, StockholmSweden
06/11/2006Koln Arena, CologneGermany
07/11/2006Sportpaleis, AntwerpBelgium
09/11/2006National Exhibition Centre Arena, BirminghamGreat Britain
11/11/2006Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
12/11/2006Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
14/11/2006Hallam FM Arena, SheffieldGreat Britain
17/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
18/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
19/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
21/11/2006Odyssey, BelfastGreat Britain