Lyrics

It was down by Christchurch that I first met with Annie
A neat little girl and not a bit shy
She told me her father that came from Dungannon
Would take her back home in the sweet by and by

And what's it to any man whether or no
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

Oh, down along Thomas Street down to the Liffey
The sunshine was gone and the evening grew dark
Along by King's Bridge and begod in a jiffey
Me arms were around her beyond in the park

And what's it to any man whether or no
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

Oh, from city or country a girl's a jewel
And well known for gripping the most of them are
Ah, but any young fella, he's really a fool
If he tries at the first time for to go a bit far

And what's it to any man whether or no
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

And if ever you go to the town of Dungannon
You can search till your eyeballs are empty and blind
Be you lying or walking or sitting or running
A girl like Annie you never will find

And what's it to any man whether or no
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

As sung by Ronnie Drew.

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