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Sunday 19 May 2019

Ireland's Own song recorded

ACE entertainer Diarmuid O'Leary was so chuffed at being featured on the cover of Ireland's Own he wrote a song about it.

Now the Bards frontman is hoping that the single ' The Cover Of Ireland's Own' will add another hit to the CV of one of Ireland's longest running bands.

It's thirty years since Wexford native O'Leary and the Bards hit the Irish number one spot with comic hit ' Lanigan's Ball'. The new Ireland's Own song follows the release of a new Bards album, ' The Railway Hotel'.

' The Cover Of Ireland's Own' was given its first airing at the launch of the ' Original Writing From Ireland's Own' in Carlow on Sunday, where the attendance gave the track a resounding thumbs up.

In the true spirit of the popular Ireland's Own magazine, we publish the lyrics of Diarmuid's song here for your pleasure. 'THE COVER OF IRELAND'S OWN' VERSE 1 We're just a group of folk singers, we're the oldest swingers And we're 30 years on the go We sing all kinda songs, we play trad tunes And we charge 20 Euros a show We take all kinda pills, for all kind of ills For everything you've ever known Now it wont make us richer, but ' twas great to get our picture

On the cover of 'Ireland's Own.' CHORUS Irelands' Own - Wanna see my picture on the cover Irelands' Own - Gonna buy a few copies for my mother Irelands' Own - Did ya see my smiling face On the cover of 'Irelands' Own' VERSE 2 We made a good few pound, just giggin' around And we had a few hits that's true But it didn't take long, till the money was gone See we drink an odd pint or two We get no more teenage blue eyed groupies No one callin' on the telephone Still we may have a future, after gettin' that picture On the cover of 'Irelands' Own' CHORUS Irelands' Own - Wanna see my picture on the cover Irelands' Own - Gonna buy a few copies for my mother Irelands' Own - Did ya see my smiling face On the cover of 'Irelands' Own'

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK REPEAT FIRST VERSE We're just a group of folk singers, we're the oldest swingers And we're 30 years on the go We sing all kinda songs, we play trad tunes And we charge 20 euros a show We take all kinda pills, for all kind of ills For everything you've ever known Now it wont make us richer, but ' twas great to get our picture

On the cover of 'Ireland's Own.' CHORUS REPEAT CHORUS

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