NYC | Just Because I’m Irish

Just Because I’m Irish
~ Jonathan Richman & Julia Sweeney ~
 
Just because I’m Irish, he thinks that I should know
Every Irish bar in Manhattan
He who was born by Galway Bay
Where they socialize more than we do here in the USA

 

Just because I’m Irish, which he says he should have known
By my name Sweeney, and Irish that I am
Doesn’t mean I know each Irish bar
So smoky and so dark
I’m more likely to be seen in Central Park

 

Now Julia, have you ever been to Leary’s Pub down on 14th Street and Broadway?
Um, no, no
You haven’t…have you ever been to Reagan’s then, it’s down on 8th Street?
Uh, no I haven’t
Then in East Village we have Douly’s….have you been there?
No, I’m sorry I…
How long have you lived in New York anyway then, Julia?

 

Just because I’m Irish, he thinks that I should know
Every Irish bar north of SoHo
Just because he comes from County Clare or County Cork
Where they socialize more than we do in rush-around New York

 

Just because I’m Irish, which he thinks he’s supposed to know
By something Irish in the way I smile
Doesn’t mean I know each Irish bar
Here in midtown New York

 

I’m more likely to be seen in Central Park
She’s more likely to be seen in Central Park
 
xx

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