Sleep Tight in New York City / Her Dear Old Donegal (Black 47)

“Sleep Tight in New York City / Her Dear Old Donegal” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Sleep Tight in New York City / Her Dear Old Donegal” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Larry Kirwan.
Tune: Larry Kirwan.


Now that she’s so far away, so far away,
From her dear old hills of Donegal,
I wonder does she ever, does she ever, does she ever,
Think of me at all, at all.
On that wet Monday, I drove her down to Shannon.
We drank brandy and kissed in the airport hall.
She said she’d be definitely home by Christmas.
But since then, not even a word, not even a phone call.

Now, some of the boys said she’d gone a little bit crazy.
Said they’d seen her runnin’ around the Bronx, hangin’ out with a rough crowd.
I wonder does she ever, does she ever, does she ever,
Think of me at all, at all,
’Cause I got no intention of hangin’ around this dump forever.
Wonder whether she’s gonna love me or leave me
Or is just about to deceive me.
So if you see her, you tell her from me, you tell her, you tell her, you tell her,
You better, you better, you better, you better….

Just sleep tight in New York City.
Now, you got a different angel watchin’ over you.
And you know I tried to ring you, but your phone is always busy.
And I, I, don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again to you.
So in the meantime, dream on in New York City.
Now, you got a, a different angel watchin’ over you.
And you know I tried to ring you, but your phone is always busy.
And I, I, don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again.
I don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again to you.

She’ll be steppin’ out down Bainbridge Avenue right now,
Goin’ down to the Village Pub on her nightly crawl.
I wonder does she ever, does she ever, does she ever,
Think of me at all, at all.
Just one more Amaretto for fortification.
Then, it’s, “Good night you good people, one and all.
I’ve got a girlfriend. I’ve got to go see her over on Broadway.”
Ah, who does she think she’s foolin’ at all, at all?

’Cause her dark angel waits on the corner
With his silver pills and his Spanish charms.
Just one more moment’s hesitation
Before she falls into his arms, his arms, his arms.
Now, anyone else, they’d go over there and rescue her
And drag her back to her dear old Donegal.
But she, she, left all that so, so far behind her.
So if you see her, you tell her from me, you tell her, you tell her, you tell her,
You better, you better, you better, you better….

Just sleep tight in New York City.
Now, you got a different angel watchin’ over you.
And you know I tried to ring you, but your phone is always busy.
And I, I, don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again to you.
So in the meantime, dream on in New York City.
Now, you got a, a different angel watchin’ over you.
And you know I tried to ring you, but your phone is always busy.
And I, I, don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again.
I don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again.
I don’t think I’m ever gonna get through again to you.


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