Donegal Express Lyrics

Shane MacGowan and The Popes


album: Track 9 in album The Snake
release date: 1994-10
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 2:56

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Shane MacGowan and The Popes The Snake cover art
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Who dares to speak of Donegal
You get kicks in the bars and kicks in the balls
The harp that played in Tara's halls
Is burning on the dump
Virginia is a gin town
Belturbot is a sin town
And all the boys from Skintown
Are in England on the lump
Got pissed in Letterkenny
With darlin' sportin' Jenny
Spent me very last penny
And we made it in the press
The husband caught me in the bed
Tried to shoot me in the head
Had to swim the stream to get
The Donegal Express
Kahaya! You fuck!
Come Hell of high water
I might have fucked your Missus
But I never fucked your daughter
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
As sure as I'm Father Emmett
I've a King Dong down me Semmett
As any girl will tell you
>From Cavan down to Clare
Back in sweet Virginia
In the toilet with Lavinia
I nearly fucked her brains out
And tore her party dress
A shit, a shave, a shower
And half a pint of powers
Then off again to get on board
The Donegal Express
Kahaya! You fuck!
Come Hell of high water
I might have fucked your Missus
But I never fucked your daughter
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Kahaya! You fuck!
Come Hell of high water
I might have fucked your Missus
But I never fucked your daughter
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh
Fol-diddle-dee-ahhh


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Church of the Holy Spook
  • 2 That Woman's Got Me Drinking
  • 3 The Song With No Name
  • 4 Aisling
  • 5 I'll Be Your Handbag
  • 6 Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway
  • 7 A Mexican Funeral in Paris
  • 8 The Snake With Eyes of Garnet
  • 9 Donegal Express
  • 10 Victoria
  • 11 The Rising of the Moon
  • 12 Bring Down the Lamp