Who Sang Spancil Hill? Quilty

Release information
Release Date: 2001
length: 5:54
Last night as I lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by
My mind being bent on rambling to Ireland I did fly
I stepped on board a vision and I followed with the wind
And I shortly came to anchor at the cross of Spancil Hill
It being the 23rd June the day before the fair
When lreland's sons and daughters in crowds a**embled there
The young and the old, the brave and the bold their journey to fulfill
There were jovial conversations at the fair of Spancil Hill

I went to see my neighbors to hear what they might say
The old ones were all dead and gone and the young one's turning grey
I met with the tailor Quigley, he's a bould as ever still
Sure he used to make my britches when I lived in Spancil Hill
I paid a flying visit to my first and only love
She's as white as any lily and as gentle as a dove
She threw her arms around me saying "Johnny I love you still
" Oh she's Ned the farmers daughter and the flower of Spancil HiII

I dreamt I held and kissed her as in the days of yore
She said, "Johnny you're only joking like many's the time before"
The c*** he crew in the morning he crew both loud and shrill
And I awoke in California, many miles from Spancil Hill.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ye Jacobites
  • 2 St Patrick Was a Gentleman
  • 3 Ballydesmond 3 / Dark Girl Dressed in Blue / Glen Cottage
  • 4 I Wish I Was in England
  • 5 I'm Here Because I'm Here
  • 6 The Pipe on the Hob / Merrily Kiss the Quaker
  • 7 Spancil Hill
  • 8 Mist Covered Mountain / Siobhán O'Donnell's
  • 9 Tipping It Up to Nancy
  • 10 Botany Bay
  • 11 Barrett's Privateers
  • 12 The Musical Priest / The Guns of the Magnificent Seven / The Boys of Malin
  • 13 Follow Me Up to Carlow
  • 14 The Rambling Irishman
  • 15 Nocturne