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On October 23, 1939
Scottish folk singer Archie Fisher is born in Glasgow. He's presented Radio Scotland's weekly "Travelling Folk" programme since 1983.
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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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