Dubliners, The - Now I'm Easy Lyrics




For nearly sixty years I've been a cocky
Of draughts and fires and floods
I've lived through plenty
This country's dust and mud
Have seen my tears and blood
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

I married a fine girl when I was twenty
She died in giving birth when she was thirty
No flying doctor then, just a gentle old black gen
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

She left me with two sons and a daughter
And a bone dry farm whose soil cried out for water
Though my care was rough and ready
They grew up fine and steady
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

My daughter married young and went her own way
My sons lie buried by the Burma railway
So on this land I've made my home
I carried on alone
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

Ah city folks these day despise the cocky
Saying with subsidies and dole we've had it easy
But there's no drought or starving stock
On the sewered suburban block
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

For nearly sixty years I've been a cocky
Of droughts and fires and floods
I've lived through plenty
This country's dust and mud
Have seen my tears and blood
But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy

But it's nearly over now
And now I'm easy





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Dubliners, The Now I'm Easy Comments
  1. Richard Trench

    Thanks for sharing this. Great recording.

  2. Pedro de Roche BOOKS

    Impressive. These guys are old since the first video I saw of them kkkk

  3. Jimmy Mannion

    Never see the likes of these great singers again outstanding !

  4. Diane Scotter

    Those eyes tell many a story ♥️x

  5. J J,C

    To all that know from with in, listen true to what you hear, for that off all you’ve ever known, keep it close keep at home and love always those off whom you atone too. For there outside it’s filled with rats that will in turn try to drown you out off life. Silence it don’t work.

  6. Stephen Malone

    The Dubliner pub is no more the Irish center had gone and moved my dad past away. The bubliners band gone. 🍺☘️💪 It's all over now

    Sharon Murphy

    Memories ...hold on to them

    Stephen Malone

    @Sharon Murphy Thank you

    Sean Carolan

    God bless them all

    Stephen Malone

    @Sean Carolanwill have a whiskey this xmass in memory and play me Irish songs 🍺☘️

  7. Peter Collum

    5* Class

  8. Brian Lennon

    We saw them so many time and they were always brilliant. Many are gone RIP but never forgotten.

  9. ADAM MOORE

    amen to that 80 and still the best fiddler in irleand

  10. Lee Martin

    Wow.absoultly brilliant

  11. huepix

    Looks like Spike Milligan

  12. James Taylor

    What a wonderful voice and love his music!!!

  13. John Lambert

    Miss ya

  14. philarmour

    A song written by a Scotsman (Eric Bogle), about a farmer from Braidwood in NSW, Australia and sung by an Irishman. Wonderful.

  15. Tony Flanagan

    Brilliant up the Ennis boys that was when the Late Late was proper entertainment R R I P Gay and Ronnie

  16. Edward Radwan

    I like Ireland ( so much )Ed from Poland

  17. siaman

    Superb.

  18. Pat Davis

    Ronnie Drew is a legend with "a voice like a sack of coal dragged over a cellar floor".

  19. ANGELA SHARPE

    ❤❤❤

  20. Carmel Crowley

    Its nearly over now and now I'm easy. Old friend Ireland, city folks as we have had it easy, nearly sixty Yeats I've been a pup0y

  21. logan crazy

    And now is gonna come why they are hated who gives a fuck
    Travellers in the uk made the uk

  22. Plastic Bucket

    Late Late Show 1987 . B

  23. Marcus M

    One of my favourites.

  24. George Donaldson

    The best version of a great song. Sadly missed Ronnie.

    Michael Rickard

    Absolutey

    Carolyn Brightfield

    Amazingly good version. Stands in its own right. I'm an Aussie so I've heard Eric Bogle sing it live several times - when he sings it solo with guitar - you can hear a pin drop from start to finish. Having said that, this is a great version - the two fill separate niches

  25. Arlen Bales

    Jim Norton

  26. John Tait

    One of Eric Bogle's best songs, elequently sung by Ronnie Drew. Superb..!!

  27. Rønnow Jensen

    Real great Irish music 👒☘️

  28. James Griffin

    Quite moving.

  29. KEV OCON

    What a song, Legends in the true sense!

  30. abrham gebeyehu

    For nearly sixty years I've been a cocky
    Of draughts and fires and floods
    I've lived through plenty
    This country's dust and mud
    Have seen my tears and blood
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    I married a fine girl when I was twenty
    She died in giving birth when she was thirty
    No flying doctor then, just a gentle old black gen
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    She left me with two sons and a daughter
    And a bone dry farm whose soil cried out for water
    Though my care was rough and ready
    They grew up fine and steady
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    My daughter married young and went her own way
    My sons lie buried by the Burma railway
    So on this land I've made my home
    I carried on alone
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    Ah city folks these day despise the cocky
    Saying with subsidies and dole we've had it easy
    But there's no drought or starving stock
    On the sewered suburban block
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    For nearly sixty years I've been a cocky
    Of droughts and fires and floods
    I've lived through plenty
    This country's dust and mud
    Have seen my tears and blood
    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    But it's nearly over now
    And now I'm easy

    Carolyn Brightfield

    @pegknife thankyou, musy admit never heard of "gen' with the 'e'. A quick google did give me another another origin of 'gin' as in 'diyin' pronounced 'gin' from the Dharuk people (Sydney group). But 'gen' it is!

    Carolyn Brightfield

    A quick google gives either 'gin' ( considered derogatory - well, derogatory even among my parents' generation i.e. 1920s) or 'jen' from 'jenny' (generalised, common nick name for a female servant).

    Carolyn Brightfield

    Thankyou

    Richard Trench

    @pegknife What is a "Cochy"?

  31. Dave the Rave

    My eyes burn. My heart hurts Ronnie. Rip you are Dublin. That is all.

  32. Patrick uz 21

    89 likes a GET Fucked this is a Legendary song REST In peace Ronnie Drew lots of love❤💚💛💚❤💛🍻🍻🍻🍺

  33. Liam C

    Exquisite

  34. Regina McConnell

    And then there was one may John sheahan live forever

    Jamie Byrne

    One can only hope Regina...

  35. Irish Field

    Ronnie amazing and unique ever will last ever time thank you Ronnie

  36. t 1 01

    Great song rip roney

  37. Henk Stek

    Thank you. This way we still have this fantastic song with Ronnies beautifull voice

  38. Dave the Rave

    Rest in peace Ronnie a true gent. Thank you for the music an the memories

  39. 110 beever

    All the big guns were out that night you'd forget about this performance.
    It's right up there

  40. Stephen McNamara

    Fantastic Ronnie Drew. Much missed. Thanks for posting. From the 'Late Late Show' The Dubliners' 25th Anniversary Special, if I'm not mistaken.

    I. Humanism

    Stephen McNamara Thanks Stephen! You right it was from an old VHS video the 25th Anniversary Show, I never tire of listening to this one. Cheers.

    T1971 C1971

    @I. Humanism
    I remember the night.
    And God rest Gay. Being buried on Friday 8th of November 2019.