Galway Girl

Album: ÷ (2017)
Charted: 2 53
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  • She played the fiddle in an Irish band
    But she fell in love with an English man
    Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
    Said, "Baby, I just wanna dance"

    I meet her on Grafton street right outside of the bar
    She shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar
    She asked me, "What does it mean, the Gaelic ink on your arm?"
    Said, "It was one of my friend's songs, do you want to drink on?"
    She took Jamie as a chaser, Jack for the fun
    She got Arthur on the table with Johnny riding as a shotgun
    Chatted some more, one more drink at the bar
    Then put Van on the jukebox, got up to dance

    You know, she played the fiddle in an Irish band
    But she fell in love with an English man
    Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
    Said, "Baby, I just wanna dance"
    With my pretty little Galway girl
    You're my pretty little Galway girl

    You know she beat me at darts and then she beat me at pool
    And then she kissed me like there was nobody else in the room
    As last orders were called was when she stood on the stool
    After dancing to Kaleigh, singing to trad tunes
    I never heard Carrickfergus ever sang so sweet
    Acapella in the bar using her feet for a beat
    Oh, I could have that voice playing on repeat for a week
    And in this packed out room swear she was singing to me

    You know, she played the fiddle in an Irish band
    But she fell in love with an English man
    Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
    Said, "Baby, I just wanna to dance"
    My pretty little Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl

    And now we've outstayed our welcome and it's closing time
    I was holding her hand, her hand was holding mine
    Our coats both smell of smoke, whisky and wine
    As we fill up our lungs with the cold air of the night
    I walked her home then she took me inside
    To finish some Doritos and another bottle of wine
    I swear I'm gonna put you in a song that I write
    About a Galway girl and a perfect night

    She played the fiddle in an Irish band
    But she fell in love with an English man
    Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
    Said, "Baby, I just wanna to dance"
    My pretty little Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl
    My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway girl, heyWriter/s: Damien Gerard McKee, Sean Brendan Graham, Eamon Murray, Niamh Dunne, Liam Padraig Bradley, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Foy Best Vance, Amy Victoria Wadge, John McDaid
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC., BMG Rights Management
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  • Kate from ItalyI just cannot get enough of Galway Girl!!!! The best!! Thank you!!!!
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