Page 39
To the tune of the Pride of Petrovore (hornpipe).
Start with the first part of the Rights of Man. Maybe end with the full tune. Nate sings in Dm but to play with the sheet music, its written here in Em instead.

    Eileen Og

    by trad
    [Em] Eileen Óg an’ that the darlin’s name is
    [D] Through the Barony her features they were famous
    [Em] If we loved her then who was there to blame us
    For wasn’t she the [D] Pride of [Em] Petravore?
    [Em] But her beauty [G] made us all so shy
    [Bm] Not a man could [Em] look her in the eye
    [Em] Boys, Oh boys, sure [G] that’s the reason why
    We’re in [Bm] mournin’ for the Pride of [Em] Petravore

    [Em] Eileen Óg me [G] heart is growin’ grey
    [Bm] Ever since the day you [Em] wandered far away
    [Em] Eileen Óg there’s [G] good fish in the say
    But there’s [Bm] none of them like the Pride of [Em] Petravore

    Friday at the fair of Ballintubber
    Eileen met McGrath the cattle jobber
    I’d like to set me mark upon the robber
    For he stole away the Pride of Petravore
    He never seemed to see the girl at all
    Even when she ogled him from underneath her shawl
    Lookin’ big and masterful when she was lookin’ small
    Most provokin’ for the Pride of Petravore

    So it went as ’twas in the beginning
    Eileen Óg was bent upon the winning
    Big McGrath contentedly was grinning
    Being courted by the Pride of Petravore
    Sez he: “I know a girl that could knock you into fits”
    At that Eileen nearly lost her wits
    The upshot of the ruction was that now the robber sits
    With his arm around the Pride of Petravore


    Boys, Oh boys, with fate ’tis hard to grapple
    Of my eyes ’tis Eileen was the apple
    Now to see her walkin’ to the chapel
    With the hardest featured man in Petravore
    Now, boys, this is all I have to say:
    When you do your courtin’ make no display
    If you want them to run after you, just walk the other way
    For they’re mostly like the Pride of Petravore