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Leave that old cradle to me, song / Maggie McGee, singing in English

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One winter a crowbar with wheels was sent
To a farm near the county Kildare
When an old man O’Sullivan could pay no rent
An old man with silvery hair
His furniture was thrown on the roadside
And the roof of his house was the sky
As he gazed on an old fashioned cradle he said
With a sigh and a tear in his eye

It belonged to my forefathers long years ago
Whose memories I cherish and keep
It’s the only old relic of honour I know
Where my mother she rocked me to sleep
My sons and my daughters have departed
To the land of the gold o’er the sea
Though my cabin is small you are welcome to all
Oh but leave that old cradle to me

Sure they laid him to rest where the shamrocks do grow
And all Irishmen honour the name
For no trouble nor sorrow nor pain does he know
For he sleeps with the true and the brave
To a mansion so grand he has flown
And his vision I think I can see
Oh for these were the last words O’Sullivan said
Won’t you leave that old cradle to me

It belonged to my forefather long years ago
Whose memories I cherish and keep
It’s the only old relic of honour I know
Where my mother she rocked me to sleep
My sons and my daughters have departed
To the land of the gold o’er the sea
Though my cabin is small you are welcome to all
Oh but leave that old cradle to me
 

Leave that old cradle to me, song / Maggie McGee, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:599-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Maggie McGee
Title:Leave that old cradle to me [sound recording] / Maggie McGee, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Ballyliffin Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:May 1988
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 82
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Related Material: The Inishowen singers ; and other songs in Playlists
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