Ed Sheeran Nancy Mulligan cover

Nancy Mulligan
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Verse 1
I was twenty-four years old
When I met the woman I would call my own
Twenty-two grand kids now growing old
In that house that your brother bought ya
Verse 2
On the summer day when I proposed
I made that wedding ring from dentist gold
And I asked her father, but her daddy said, "No
You can't marry my daughter"
Verse 3
She and I went on the run
Don't care about religion
I'm gonna marry the woman I love
Down by the Wexford border
Verse 4
She was Nancy Mulligan
And I was William Sheeran
She took my name and then we were one
Down by the Wexford border
Verse 5
Well, met her at Guy's 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
Verse 6
Nancy was my yellow rose
And we got married wearing borrowed clothes
We got eight children now growing old
Five sons and three daughters
Verse 7
She and I went on the run
Don't care about religion
I'm gonna marry the woman I love
Down by the Wexford border
Verse 8
She was Nancy Mulligan
And I was William Sheeran
She took my name and then we were one
Down by the Wexford border
Verse 9
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
Verse 10
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
Verse 11
She and I went on the run
Don't care about religion
I'm gonna marry the woman I love
Down by the Wexford border
Verse 12
She was Nancy Mulligan
And I was William Sheeran
She took my name and then we were one
Down by the Wexford border

Writer(s):Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
Copyright: ED SHEERAN, BENJAMIN LEVIN, JOHNNY MCDAID, FOY VANCE, AMY WADGE, MURRAY CUMMINGS
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