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O'Higgins - Ó hUigin - d'Eguino

Uí hUigin - Ó hUigin - O'Higgins - Higgins

The Causeway

The Causeway by James F. Higgins


If ye head north-east from Derry-town..,

there lies the Antrim coast

'Tis one of many wonders..,

on which the Irish boast

It's name.. The Giants Causeway..,

and it truly is a sight

Here be a couple stories..,

you decide whats right

The first.. it stems from science..,

'tis what the lab coats say

Some sixty million years ago..,

before man had his day

Off the coast of Ireland..,

down beneath the sea

Erupted a volcano..,

that's how it came to be

Lava flowed.. some reached the shore..,

would expand.. and then contract

The shapes we see are science..,

THAR.. it is a fact

Now.. hear the Irish saga..,

the legend told by lore

'Twas but.. two thousand years ago..,

and NO.. not years before

The champion of Ireland lived..,

who's name be Finn McCool

A cailin.. yes old Finn's wife..,

both were an Irish jewel

And then there be this Scotsmen..,

who's name was simply Vern

Who built himself a causeway..,

to pillage.. plunder.. burn

When Vern had done his damage..,

he searched for our man Finn

See.. Vern was just a itchin'

for a rumble to begin

Old Finn he got to thinkin'..,

what's with this goofy Scot

Together with his cailin..,

they hatched a little plot

Well Finn he was a big man..,

two meters.. add ahalf

So he built himself a cradle..,

and a fine one he did craft

Then dressed-up like a sweet young babe..,

crawled in to test things out

Just then the door flew open..,

and Vern began to shout

The cailin raised her finger..,

HUSH.. don't wake the babe

Back out that door.. say not one word..,

in the distance you'd best fade

Now Vern he did some thinkin'..,

if his babe be seven feet

his daid must be a huge man..,

and I sure don't care to meet

He turned.. ran back to Scotland..,

then pulled the causeway up

What's left behind.. is what is seen..,

Not.. volcano's that erupt

So head north-east from Derry-town

you'll find the Antrim coast

You'll find a land.. a wonder..,

on which the Irish boast