Erin’s lovely home, song

Corney McDaid, singing in English
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You people all of Erin’s isle come listen unto me
'Til I relate and communicate this mournful tragedy
For the want of trade there were thousands strayed so far away from home
Far from that cot where we were reared called Erin's lovely home

My father being a farmer lived up in Glenswilly
He had one only son and for daughters lovely three
The land was small to serve us all some of us must roam
To leave that cot where they were reared called Erin's lovely home

My father sold the second cow he borrowed twenty pounds
It was in the dear old month of May we sailed from Derry town
There were thousands more stood on the shore unable for to roam
To leave that cot where  we were reared called Erin's lovely home

We being one day just sailing  my sister she took bad
My sister she took very bad and died the following day
There was nothing on earth could grieve me so much as to see her flung into the sea
And the dashing waves rolled over her grave so far away from home

Its now we‘re safely landed and got work the following day
They say there’s bread and work for them that does go far away
But there’s nothing on earth could grieve me so much like a pilgrim I must roam
To leave that cot where we were reared called Erin's lovely home

see also   Erin's lovely home / Dan McGonigle   Erin's lovely home / Den McGlynn   Erin's lovely home / Eddie McLoughlin