Molly Malone

Sweet Molly Malone
Cockles and Mussels

Cockles and Mussels
In Dublin's Fair City,
Where the girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying "Cockles and Mussels,
Alive Alive O!
Alive Alive O! Alive Alive O!
Crying "Cockles and Mussels,
Alive Alive O!"
Cockles and Mussels

Cockle: Any of various bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs.

Mussel: Any of several marine bivalve mollusks, especially the edible members of the family Mytilidae and in particular Mytilus edulis, a blue-black species raised commercially in Europe. Mussels are often found attached to rocky surfaces or the sides of ships.

Irish traditional
Midi: Cockles and Mussels

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