The Spanish Lady

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    This is the physical version of The Residuals' second album, "Whiskey, War & Whatnot". At this time, digital download of the whole album is limited only to people who have purchased a copy of the compact disc.

    Comes in a cardstock case, which includes artwork by John Augustus Atkinson, Rick Kroener, and Meaghan Haughian. Brief liner notes can be seen inside.

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An old song with a new twist, or a new song with an old touch? ~ Rick Kroener

lyrics

As I came down to Dublin City
At the hour of twelve at night
Who should I see but the Spanish lady
Washing her feet by candlelight

First she washed them, then she dried them
Over a fire of amber coals
In all my life I ne'er did see
A maid so sweet about the soles

(Chorus)
Whack for the Toora, lura laddy
Whack for the Toora lura lay.

When I came back from Dublin City
'Bout the hour of half past eight
Who should I spy but the Spanish lady
Brushing her hair by broad daylight

First she tossed it, then she combed it
On her lap with a silver comb
In all my life I ne'er did see
A maid so fair since I did roam

(Chorus)

When I went back to Dublin City
'Bout the time the sun had set
Who should I spy but a Spanish lady
Catching a moth with a golden net

First she saw me, then she fled me
Pulling her petticoat over her knees
All my life I ne'er did see
A maid so shy as the Spanish lady

(Chorus)

Wandered north and I have wandered south
Through Stoney Barter and Patrick's close
Up and around, by the Gloucester Diamond
And back by Napper Tandys' house

Ald age has laid her hand on me
Cold as a fire of ashy coals
And all my life I ne'er did see
A maid so sweet as the Spanish lady

(Chorus)

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from Whiskey, War & Whatnot, released March 16, 2016
The Spanish Lady - Traditional Irish
Old Hag, You Have Killed Me! - Traditional Irish

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The Residuals Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's one-of-a-kind Prairie Celtic band, the Residuals, has been playing acoustic folk music for over ten years. Drawing on Irish, Scottish, and Maritime music, they are at the forefront of a living Prairie Celtic tradition.

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