His Name It Is Joe Dolan

Lyrics and Music by Richie Kavanagh


There’s a singer here in Ireland the greatest of all men,
He started off in Mullingar with his brother Ben.
His first job was a printer, his first love was to sing,
His very first recording was the “Answer to everything.”

His name it is Joe Dolan the year was sixty four,
He made the Irish charts but there was more and more.
House with the white washed gable, my own peculiar way,
Teresa,I need you,I love you more and more everyday.


Pretty brown eyes, aching breaking heart,
Make me an island, made the british chart.
He’s number one in Europe, he played the USA,
He even played in Russia before their freedom day.


He’s a Westmeath bachelor, a golf club he likes to swing.
You’re a good looking woman, you’ll often hear him sing.
His voice it is unique, no one he imitates.
He has his own individuality, thats why he is so grea


About the Song,….. His Name It Is Joe Dolan

”Joe Dolan was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath”

The year 1969 was the year that Joe had his first International break,

with a song called “Make Me An Island” Joe stormed into the U.K. charts at No.3….