play soundclip for Colcannon


Traditional Arrangement The Black Family
Well did you ever make colcannon, made with lovely pickled cream With the greens & scallions mingled like a pitcher in a dream Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the meltin' flake Or the creamy flavoured butter that our mother's used to make Chorus Oh you did, so you did so did he and so did I And the more I think about it sure the nearer I'm to cry Oh weren't them the happy days when troubles we knew not And or mother made colcannon in the little skillet pot Well, did you ever take potatoe cake and boxty to the school Tucked underneath your oxter with your books, your slate and rule And when teacher wasn't looking' sure a great big bite you'd take Of the creamy flavoured soft and meltin' sweet potatoe cake Chorus Well did you ever go a courtin' boys when the evenin' sun went down And the moon began a peepin' from behind the Hill O' Down And you wandered down the boreen where the clúrachán was seen And you whispered lovin' praises to your own dear sweet cáilín Chorus


original version
The Black Family
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The Late Late Show RTE (1986)