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source: From Donald Friend. Ossie Eyre was the hotelkeeper of the Royal
Tune: MacNamara’s Band

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Ossie Eyre

My name is Ossie Eyre I’m the leader of the band
Though we’re few in numbers we’re the finest in Hill End
We’ve played at wakes and weddings and every fancy ball
But when we play at Burnsey’s we play the best of all
The drums go bang and the cymbals clang
And the horns they blast away
Cuddy pumps the old bassoon while
Woodsie the pipes does play
Chika and Morgan they tootle the flute
And the music is something grand
A credit to Hill End boys
Is Ossie Eyres band.