Rockin' The Boat

4. Planxty Irwin/Dark-Eyed Molly

Planxty Irwin: By Turloch Ocarolan, arranged for guitar by Mike Agranoff
Dark-Eyed Molly: by Archie Fisher

Vocal and guitar: Mike Agranoff

Deep and dark are my true love's eyes. Blacker still is the winter turning
As the sadness of parting prove.
And brighter yet is the lantern burning
That brightens my path to love.

No fiddle tune could take the air, but I'll see her swift feet a-dancing
And the swirl of her long brown hair.
Her smiling face, and her dark eyes glancing
As we stepped out Blink Bonnie Fair.

But if my waiting prove in vain, then I'll pack and track ever take me.
The long road shall ease my pain.
No gem of womankind could make me
'Ere whisper love's words again.

For in drink I'll keep good company. My ears will ring with the tavern's laughter.
And I'll hear not her last sweet sighs.
And who's to know in the morning after
That I long for her dear dark eyes.