The girl I left behind me, song / Corney McDaid, singing in English

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Oh my parents reared me tenderly they had no child but me
My mind being bent for rambling with them I couldn’t agree
My mind being bent for rambling which grieved my heart full sore
Till leave my tender parents I might never see them more

There was a wealthy farmer lived in yon town near by
He had one only daughter on her I cast an eye
She was neat, genteel and handsome she was comely, fair and tall
And there weren’t a girl all in the world with her I could compare

And then I took a notion to cross the briney main
I asked her if she’d be true and kind till I would return again
She said that she would be constant till death would prove unkind
We both shook hands and parted and I left my girl behind

I paid my way to Glasgow for Edinburgh I was bound
I stepped down from the steamer and I had a look around
There money and work it was plenty the girls to me were kind
But the deepest reflection on my heart was the girl I left behind

One evening after quitting work I walked down George’s Square
The mail car it arrived the postman met me there
He handed me a letter, giving me to understand
That the girl I left in old Ireland got wed to another young man

When reading over this letter and finding it was true
I turned right round all on my heel not knowing what to do
It’s working I’ll give over and rambling I’ll resign
I’ll booze about from town to town for the girl I left behind

see also   The girl I left behind / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)   The girl I left behind / Grace Toland

The girl I left behind me, song / Corney McDaid, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:163-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Corney McDaid
Title:The girl I left behind me [sound recording] / Corney McDaid, singing in English, & Pat McDaid, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Dun Emir, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:May 1984
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio cassette 2
Roud Number:262
Related Material: My parents reared me tenderly in Playlists
Related Publication: My parents reared me tenderly / Jim MacFarland and Jimmy McBride in Publications
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