Mrs. McGrath

Springsteen Bruce

1. "Oh Mrs. McGrath," the sergeant said,
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   "Would you like a soldier of your son, Ted?  
   With a scarlet cloak and a fine cocked hat,
   Mrs. McGrath wouldn't you like that?"

R: With your too-ri-aa, fol-did-dle-di-aa,
   Too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa, too-ri-aa, fol
   Did-dle-di-aa, too-ri-oo-ri-oo-ri-aa

2. Mrs. McGrath lived on the shore
   And after seven years or more  
   she spied a ship come into the bay
   with her son from far away

3. "Oh, Captain dear, where have you been.
   Have you been out sailin' on the Mediteren'.   
   Have you any news of my son Ted.
   Is he livin' or is he dead?"

R: With your too-ri-aa...

4. Now came Ted without any legs
   And in their place two wooden pegs   
   She kissed him a dozen times or two
   Saying "My God Ted is it you?"

5. "Now were you drunk or were you blind
   When you left your two fine legs behind?   
   Or was it walking upon the sea
   That wore your two fine legs away?"

R: With your too-ri-aa...

6. "No I wasn't drunk and I wasn't blind
   When I left my two fine legs behind.  
   a cannon ball on the fifth of May
   Tore my two fine legs away."

7. "Now Teddy boy," the widow cried
   "Your two fine legs was your mother's pride   
   Them stumps of a tree won't do at all
   Why didn't you run from the cannon ball?"

R: With your too-ri-aa...

8. All foreign wars, I do proclaim
   Live on blood and a mother's pain   
   I'd rather have my son as he used to be
   than the king of America and his whole navy

R: With your too-ri-aa...