2ts

2ts

 Coleraine, N Ireland, GBR
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Lyrics

John of the Golden Hair

Written By: Terry Blain and Tim O'Hara

John of the Golden Hair

Vino depresso
Outside O’Hara’s bar
What d’ye expect this time of night?
On Main Street Maghera
If it’s Thursday night
I must have drunk my brew
Need to cadge a fiver from me da
To see me through
He had rings on his fingers
And bells on his toes
And he will have music
Wherever he goes
D’ye know he stood just there
But what do I care about?
The boy with the golden hair
About my John of the Golden Hair.

Down to the Burger Bar
Where the intellectuals roam
There I barfed into a mini car
Only eighteen, sorry Marnie McCombe.
Your claddagh ring used to clink against the glass
Hope the Celtic Gods were with you at the last.
Well, I’ve been a wild rover for many’s a year
And I’ve spent all my money
On whiskey and beer.
Do you know he laughed just so?
But what do I know?
About the Boy with the Golden Hair
About my John of the Golden Hair.

Solo
Terry, cast my ashes
Down by the River Bann
Near where me ma is at St John’s
If you can.
I will build my love a tower
Near yon clear and crystal fountain
And round it I will place
All the flowers of the mountain.
D’ye know he stood just there?
But what do I care?
What do I care?
What do you care?
About the Child with the Golden Hair
About my John of the Golden Heart.