Assembly song

I was twenty four years old 
When I met the woman I would call my own 
Twenty two grand kids now growing old 
In the house that your brother bought ya 

On the summer day when I proposed 
I made that ring from a dentist gold 
And I asked her father but her daddy said, « No 
You can’t marry my daughter » 

Refrain :
She and I went down the road
Don’t care about religion 
I’m gonna marry the woman I love 
Down by the Wexford border 
She was Nancy Mulligan 
And I was William Sheeran 
She took my name and then we were one 
Down by the Wexford border

Well, I met at her Guys in the second world war 
And she was working on a soldier’s ward 
Never had I seen such beauty before 
The moment that I saw her

Nancy was my yellow rose 
And we got married in a borrowed clothe
We got eight children now growing old 
Five sons and three daughters 


From her snow white streak in her jet black hair
Over sixty years I’ve been loving her 
Now we’re sat by the fire, in our old armchairs 
You know Nancy I adore ya 

From a farm boy born near Belfast town
I never worried about the king and crown 
Cause I found my heart upon the southern ground 
There’s no difference, I assure ya