Admiral Brown

 

On the long list of Irish inventors

And warriors of long ago

One name is well worth a mention

Billy Brown from county Mayo

As a lad he was found of a Ceilidh

And was always game for a reel

But mostly he went for set dancing

Being nimble and light on his heels

 

Girls who frequented the ballrooms

From Belmullet to Inishcrone

Blush when you mention the exploits

Of the hyper mobile garsun

Senioritas in old Buenos Aries

As they dance in the bars of the town

Sing “gratias, muchos Gracias”

To our very own Admiral Brown

 

He dazzled them with his gyrations

His partners he swung with much grace

He’d grab them like sacks of potatoes

And fling them all over the place

The clergy were shocked by his antics

Condemning his moves and his shapes

And ordered this young whippersnapper

To be exiled as a disgrace

 

Girls who frequented the ballrooms

From Belmullet to Inishcrone

Blush when you mention the exploits

Of the hyper mobile garsun

Senioritas in old Buenos Aries

As they dance in the bars of the town

Sing “gratias, muchos Gracias”

To our very own Admiral Brown

 

This set him out on his adventures

And he rose in the ranks ‘fore the mast

In the harbour of Montevideo

He perfected his dance steps at last

Renowned as a seafaring wonder

From the Andes to old Skibereen

The man who invented the Tango

He came from this island of green

 

Girls who frequented the ballrooms

From Belmullet to Inishcrone

Blush when you mention the exploits

Of the hyper mobile garsun

Senioritas in old Buenos Aries

As they dance in the bars of the town

Sing “gratias, muchos Gracias”

To our very own Admiral Brown