Sheet Music (and more information about this song)
I am a ramblin' Irishman
and I've rambled the whole world o'er
in search of an occupa-ti-on
and I never had before.
So I made a resolu-ti-on
and thought it a very good plan
for to take a trip to Amerikay
and view that lovely land.
When I landed in Philadelphia
all the girls on me did smile.
Says one unto the other
"There goes an Irish boy."
They asked me for to dine with them
And they took me by the hand
And the toast went merrily round the room
for the ramblin' Irishman.
They brought me to a grand hotel
and there to spend the night.
When the landlady's wee daughter
on me took great delight.
She never took her eyes off me
as on the shore I stand.
And she whispers to her mother
"I'm in love with the Irishman."
Said the mother to her daughter
What do you mean to do?
To fall in love with an Irishman,
a lad that you never knew
with his knapsack on his shoulder
and shillelagh under his arm.
Sure I'll ramble the whole world over
my ramblin' Irishman.
Now that we are married
and settled down in life.
We're as happy as two turtle doves
myself and my wee wife.
Sure I'll work for her and I'll toil for her
and I'll do the best I can,
and she'll never say she rued the day
she married an Irishman.
Discography: Sands Family
History: see also #10
See also song #10