The Galway Piper

The Galway Piper

Ev`ry person in the nation
or of great or humble station
holds in highest estimation,
Piping Tim of Galway.
Loudly he can play, or low.
He can move you fast or slow.
Touch your hearts or stir your toe.
Piping Tim of Galway.

When the wedding bells are ringing,
his the breath that stirs the singing.
Then in jigs the folks go swinging.
What a splendid piper!
He will blow from eve to morn,
counting sleep a thing of scorn.
Old is he, but not outworn.
Know you such a piper?

When he walks the highway pealing,
`round his head the birds come wheeling.
Tim has carols worth the stealing,
Piping Tim of Galway.
Thrush and linnet, finch and lark
to each other twitter” Hark!”
Soon they sing from light to dark.
Pipings learnt in Galway.