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In Dublin's fair city,

Where the girls are so pretty,

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,

As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,

Through the streets broad and narrow,

Crying, "Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh!"

"Alive, alive, oh,

Alive, alive, oh,"

Crying "Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh".

She was a fishmonger

But sure 'twas no wonder

For so were her father and mother before

And they both wheeled their barrow

Through the streets broad and narrow

Crying "Cockles and Mussels alive, alive oh!"

She died of a fever,

And no one could save her,

And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone.

Now her ghost wheels her barrow,

Through the streets broad and narrow,

Crying, "Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh!"

Further activities:

Singer - Collette Reddy

Recording - Frank Lennon's `IRISH MIDI FILES`

The original audio is number 35 from ‘Learn an Irish Song’.


Before addition of lyrics, audio processing was completed with Cubase (Steinberg):

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Advanced tasks for Music Tech students:

Download a well known world folk song MIDI file such as Molly Malone.

Open the file in your music sequencer program, edit, consider recording singer(s), convert completed file to MP3. If you finish these tasks, consider sending your MP3 performance recordings together with a copy of lyrics to this website. For copyright reasons pop songs can only be considered if they are substantially different from published recordings.  

Molly Malone by Arnav Ranka

Scroll for recording by Elspeth