He is a man of many parts and here is just a few
But please do not forget, that he’s human, just like me and you.
He is a poet, a lawyer and a tradesman, and an awful lot as well
The older one’s of long ago, some stories they could tell.
They fought and drank and oh how they could swear
Very diplomatic, when they were on the tear.
He is rough, tough and gentle, a very generous soul
No matter what the charity, he will help fill that begging bowl.
A lot of them have passed away but the names still linger on
There was ‘Old Goat’ McCartney, and ‘Big Slasher’ John.
Don’t forget ‘Old Red’ Harry, all comrades to a man
But the wisest one of all, was our friend ‘Alkiey’ McCann.
They came from all over Ireland, from Cork to County Down
But nearly al the old hands, came from Sailortown.
Sure they’re all up there somewhere, Catholic Jew and Prod
Living in peace and harmony, with the living hand of God.