Galway Girl

© Steve Earle

Well I took a stroll down the auld Long Walk
    Of a day aye,  aye ey-a
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
    On a fine soft day aye-a

And I ask you friend, what’s a man to do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
Well I knew right then I’d be takin’ a whirl
    Round the Salt Hill prom with a Galway girl

Well we were half way there when the rain came down
    Of a day aye,  aye ey-a
When she asked me up to her flat downtown
    On a fine soft day aye-a

And I ask you friend, what’s a man to do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
    And I lost my heart to a Galway girl

Now when I woke up I was all alone

With a broken heart and a ticket home

And I ask you friend, tell me what would you do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
I’ve travelled around, I’ve been all over this world
    But I ain’t never seen nothin’ like a Galway girl