Cockles and mussels (Molly Malone)

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In Dublin’s fair city
Where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheel’d her wheel barrow
Thro’ streets broad and narrow…

Chorus Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! Alive, alive-O!”
Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!”

She was a fishmonger
But sure ’twas no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they each wheel’d their barrow
Thro’ streets broad and narrow…

Chorus Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! Alive, alive-O!”
Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!”

She died of a fever
And no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
But her ghost wheels her barrow
Thro’ streets broad and narrow…

Chorus Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!
Alive, alive-O! Alive, alive-O!”
Crying, “Cockles and Mussels alive, alive-O!”

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