Singalong to Mattie's election CD . . .
Published 19/02/2011 | 05:00
'Rise and Follow Mattie':
"Rise and follow Mattie all the way, Mattie is the hero of the day;
"Rise and follow Mattie, he'll keep the people happy, rise and follow Mattie all the way;
"2011 is the year we have a plan, around the town and country in our van;
"You can meet him in any place and any town, or young and old, he's sure to be around;
"He's loved by one and all, he's a good man for the Dail;
"Ooh, ah, Mattie McGrath, say ooh, ah, Mattie McGrath."
'Working till Morning':
"We have a TD called Mattie McGrath, he's been in the Dail fada an la;
"Working as he promised, fixing all things he saw, with the van he set out every morning;
"And seldom he rested by day or by night, so much to do, so much to put right;
"While others would plot, scheme and soon would take flight, Mattie was working until morning;
"He stood in the Dail, took a lash of the whip, said he wouldn't bend, he said let's get a grip;
"Let ye lash if ye will, but cut out that free trip, it's time to stop bashing and yawning;
"And junctions and functions, he takes them in twos, bypasses, classes, markets and loos."