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Red Is The Rose
On March 27, 1725
The first number of George Faulkner's Dublin Journal is published. It was published until April 1825, when it was incorporated into the Irish Times.
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Dublin Saunter
(Trad)
I've been North and I've been South
I've been East and West
I've been just a rolling stone
Yet there's one place on this earth
I've always liked the best
Just a little town I call my own

For Dublin can be heaven
With coffee at eleven
And a stroll in Stephen's Green
There's no need to hurry
There's no need to worry
You're a king and the lady's a queen
Grafton Street's a wonderland
There's magic in the air
There's diamonds in the lady's eyes
And gold-dust in her hair
And if you don't believe me
Come and meet me there
In Dublin on a sunny Summer morning

I've been here and I've been there
I've sought the rainbow's end
But no crock of gold I've found
Now I know that come what will
Whatever fate may send
Here my roots are deep in friendly ground

For Dublin can be heaven
With coffee at eleven
And a stroll in Stephen's green
There's no need to hurry
There's no need to worry
You're the king and the lady's a queen
Grafton Street's a wonderland
There's magic in the air
There's diamonds in the lady's eyes
And gold-dust in her hair
And if you don't believe me
Come and meet me there
In Dublin on a sunny Summer morning
And if you don't believe me
Come and meet me there
In Dublin on a sunny Summer morning
This song was made famous by Irish actor Noel Purcell. This here version is as sung by Paddy Reilly. It's also known as "Dublin Can Be Heaven".
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