Gaeilge

Farewell dear Ireland, song / Ellen Gillespie, singing in English

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The big ship was ready and the grey haired old mother
Trying to keep back the sad tears from her eyes
Her prayers and her blessing was all she could give him
For to send him safe back to his own Emerald Isle.

Farewell dear Ireland you’re the land of my childhood
Goodbye dear mother this parting gives pain
For when times are better and the shamrock still blooming
When old Ireland is free I’ll return home again.

Once Ireland could boast of her sons and her daughters
Where have they roamed to or where have they gone
They have roamed through this wide world this wide world all over
They have left dear old Ireland all sad and forlorn.

Farewell dear Ireland you’re the land of my childhood
Goodbye dear mother this parting gives pain
For when times are better and the shamrock still blooming
When old Ireland is free I’ll return home again.

Farewell dear Ireland, song / Ellen Gillespie, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:556-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Ellen Gillespie
Title:Farewell dear Ireland [sound recording] / Ellen Gillespie, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Ellen Gilllespie's House, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:1992
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 211
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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