Molly Malone

Molly Malone is a ballad about a young woman from Dublin who sold cockles and mussels from a wheelbarrow. (Not today or yesterday)


Sweet Molly Malone - the song


In Dublins fair city, where the girls are so pretty,

I once met a girl called sweet Molly Malone,

As she wheeled her wheelbarrow, through the streets broad and narrow,

Cryng cockles and mussels` Alive alive o




Alive alive oh,

Alive alive oh

Crying cockles and mussels,

Alive alive oh.


Verse 2


She wheeled her wheelbarrow through the streets broad and narrow,

Just like her mother and father before

And they wheeled their wheel barrow,

through the streets broad and narrow,

crying cockles and mussels alive alive oh


My love had a fever and no one could save her,

And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone,

But her ghost wheels her barrow

through the streets broad and narrow

crying cockles and mussels alive-alive oh.


This picture is in my album of captions which are also well known songs.

Captions are song names album


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  • Up The Banner 9y

    This lady has two lovely eyes!
  • bevcraigwhite 9y

    I have known that song for many decades ! Thanks !
  • DaraghOwens 9y

    I passed that about 10 or 15 times in the last couple of days, who knows we may have passed each other. Familiarity breeds contempt they say, I have never taken a picture of that sculpture in all the times I pass, shame me. Good job.
  • Kate McDonnell 9y

    aka "the tart with the cart"?
  • *hb19 (R.I.P.) 9y

    I love the story behind the statue, but what caught my attention are the scale of the bikes next to her. They look miniature to the composition. Nice .
  • Farl 9y

    it is the first time I have heard of the Molly story. seems like a special lady indeed.
  • Moya 9y

    Great shot. Many a times we sat down beside her!
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