Collection of Irish Song Lyrics
Tis the Day a.k.a. Ta na La
I hardly closed my eyes last night
My heart it nearly stopped it's beating
for the row downstairs went on till light
with my daughter and her beau repeating
"'Tis the day" "'Tis not the day"
"'Tis the day into the morning"
"'Tis not the day my maiden gay
for the moon on high it scorns the dawning"
Get up oh man of the house get up
get up and put on your britches
the party's swinging give us a sup
we'll reward you with plenty riches
I won't get up says the man of the house
I won't put on me britches
never the drop will I give to carouse
not for all King Solomon's riches
Me socks are in pop in the pawnbroker's shop
and me shoes have to pay me call
me fences fell down cows over them hop
and I've never a whiffen at all
Me barrel is empty
of that I'm sound
Bar dirty old dregs we'd be scornin'
So here's a pound to stand a round
and let us drink on to the morning