EASY AND SLOW
'T was down by Christ Church that I first met with Annie
A neat little girl and not a bit shy
She told me her father who came from Dungannon
Would take her back home in the sweet by and by.
And what's it to any man whether or no
Whether it's easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her peticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeves for to buckle her shoe
All along Thomas Street and down to the Liffey
The sunshine was gone and the evening grew dark
Along by King's Bridge and begod in a jiffy
Me arms were around her beyond in the Park.
From city or country, a girl is a jewel
And well known for gripping the most of them are
But any young fella is really a fool
If he tries at the first time for to go a bit far.
And if ever you go to the town of Dungannon
You can search till your eyeballs are empty or blind
Be ye lyin' or walkin' or sittin' or runnin'
A girl like Annie, you never will find.
Note: in this Dublin song the young couple set out from Christ Church and head westwards to Phoenix Park, a short distance away.