Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Spanish Lady”

Traditional, arranged by ?

1 version

3:41

Sean-Nós Nua album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

As I walked out through Dublin city
At the hour of twelve at night,
Who should I see, but the Spanish lady
Washing her feet by the candlelight.
First she washed them, then she dried them
Over a fire of angry coal.
In all my life, I ne'er did see
A maid so sweet about the sole.
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay.
As I came back through Dublin city
At the hour of half past eight,
Who should I spy but the Spanish lady
Brushing her hair in the broad daylight.
First she brushed it, then she tossed it,
On her lap was a silver comb.
In all my life, I ne'er did see
A maid so sweet as the Spanish lady.
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay.
As I came back through Dublin city
At the hour of half past eight,
Who should I spy but the Spanish lady
Brushing her hair in the broad daylight.
First she brushed it, then she tossed it,
On her lap was a silver comb.
In all my life, I ne'er did see
A maid so sweet as the Spanish lady.
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay.
I've wandered north and I've wandered south
Through Stony Batter and Patrick's Close,
Up and around by the Gloucester Diamond,
Back by Napper Tandy's house.
Oh, late as late, her arms on me,
As cold as fire of ashy coal,
But where, oh, where is the Spanish lady,
Neat and sweet about the sole?
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay.
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yaddy,
Whack fola too ra yoo ra yay.

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