Well, here I am from Paddys land
The land of high renown
I broke the hearts of all the girls
Four miles from Keady Town
And when they hear that I'm awa'
They'll raise a hullaballoo
When they hear about the handsome lad
That they call O'Donahue

For I'm the boy to please her
And I'm the boy to tease her
I'm the boy can squeeze her up
And I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll court her like an Irishman
With the brogue and blarney too is me plan
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin wollikin
Bold O'Donahue

I wish me love was a red, red rose
Growin' on yon garden wall
And me to be a dew drop
And upon her brow I'd fall
Perhaps now she might think of me
As a rather heavy dew
No more she'd love the handsome lad
That they call O'Donahue

For I'm the boy to please her
And I'm the boy to tease her
I'm the boy can squeeze her up
And I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll court her like an Irishman
With the brogue and blarney too is me plan
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin wollikin
Bold O'Donahue

I hear that Queen Victoria
Has a daughter fine and grand
Perhaps she'd take it into her head
For to marry an Irishman
And if I could only get the chance
To have a word or two
I'm sure she'd take a notion
In the bold O'Donahue

For I'm the boy to please her
And I'm the boy to tease her
I'm the boy can squeeze her up
And I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll court her like an Irishman
With the brogue and blarney too is me plan
With me rollikin swollikin hollikin wollikin
Bold O'Donahue