Country and Irish
I'm country and Irish and not very stylish, I wouldn’t want any more ,
Country and Irish and full of surprise
Shure, where would ya be goin'?
I'm Irish and country, that's not an affront, I'm doing the best that I can,
I'm Irish and country, and waltzing one, two, three
Proud of the way that I am.
As much and all as I love rock and roll
Jazz, blues, reggae, sixties soul
I haven’t heard a sweeter sound
Since Liam Clancy sang 'The Holy Ground'
I'm country and Irish, I asked my friend Eilis
Who is winning and what was the score
She said 'Would ya stop, I'm just minding the shop,
But the Stars are on top, that's for sure'
All the Nashville cats with the fiddle and the steel
The mandolin, and the tele and the song about a wheel
They wouldn’t hold a candle all the same
To the queen of Caherlistrane, Dolores Keane.