Sean and Maria

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A sory song by Alan about a couple from Ireland and Canada who fall in love over the internet and finally meet at Shannon Airport. It is followed by the Roaring barmaid a fine slip jig written by Anthony Sullivan


Sean sits on his own for days now
Tip tapping the keyboard he’s looking for love
Looking for love some spiritual assistance from above.
If you’ve got a billboard he sure to advertise
He’s got dreams to fulfill, He’s running out of time
Surfin’ for a love surfin’ for a life
He knows he’s good enough
Deserves to get it right.

Maria’s been writing sad songs
Been in and out of relationships
she always gets it wrong.
She’s looking for love
Some spiritual assistance from above.
Surfin for a love, surfin for a life
She knows she’s good enough she deserves to get it right.
She’s on the line from Ontario Canadae
To Sean in Ballyvaughan who can only say Maria

Sean’s cleaned up at home the dogs out
Long drive to airport he gives his hair a comb
Looking for love
In a red and white airplane above
Maria hates travelling alone
Two double brandy’s before the journey had begun
Lookin’ for love
There’s a house in a field in place called Ballyvaughan.

Surfin’ for love surfin’ for life
Send your heart o down the line
Moments from Ontario, Canadae
Is Sean in Ballyvaughan who can only say O Maria

Sean is on his knees, Maria dances to him
And O Maria, you look like the child I once lost
Sean is off his knees , Maria dances with him.


from Irishtown, released April 5, 2019
Sean and Maria Words and music Alan Kelly and the Barleyshakes.the Roaring barmaid by Anthony Sullivan


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The Barleyshakes are a highly evolved Celtic organism in being for 20 years since they formed in Dublin sometime in 1994. They’ve won the Queensland Music Award for World music and performed in over 20 countries to date.

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