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When I was just a young boy
They called me culchi lad
I sang the songs of Ireland
But I sang them rather bad
And Me mother didn't like it
She told me it was cat
Then halfway to the Gallway show
She hit me with a baseball bat

I've been beat up in Killarney
I've been stabbed in Limerick town
In county Claire I didn't dare
They said they'd gun me down
In Dublin city, ballimond
I was trampled by a horse
And by the time I got to Skimmerian
It was even bloody worse

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I'm going away (hey) hey (hey)
To the USA
I'm going away (hey) hey (hey)
To the USA
Well I love you dear old Ireland
And you know I love you best
But I'm off to sing the Irish songs
Out in the Wild West

I joined a local choir boy
It was bringing me to tears
But when I looked up at Father Ted
He was bleeding from the ears
He took me to one side and said
"This isn't what we want!"
And if you come back here with a voice like that
I'll drown you in the funt

I've been beat up in Killarney
I've been stabbed in Limerick town
In county Claire I didn't dare
They said they'd gun me down
In Dublin city, ballimond
I was trampled by a horse
And by the time I got to Skimmerian
It was even bloody worse

I'm going away (hey) way (hey)
To the USA
I'm going away (hey) way (hey)
To the USA
Well I love you dear old Ireland
And you know I love you true
I'm just hoping the Americans
Don't beat me black and blue

Well me landed in America
And I didn't have a dime
But the one thing kept me going
Was that me voice was in its prime
I sang the Fields of Athenrye
I sang the derrière
And now I'm in the back of a Cadillac
And I'm a millionaire

I'm the king of New York City
I got the key to Boston town
And when I go up to Chicago
The make me pull me trousers down
I got a Winnebago
And Harley Davidson
The people in America
Think I am number one

I'm gonna stay (hey) stay (hey)
In the USA
I'm gonna stay (hey) stay (hey)
In the USA
Well I love you dear old Ireland
And you know I love you best
But I'm off to sing the Irish songs
Out in the Wild West

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