Gaeilge

Shamrock shore, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English

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Oh from Londonderry we have set sail being on the seventh of May
Between nine and ten next morning we arrived at Moville Bay
Fresh waters we had twenty tons our passengers and store
Least we might run short going to New York far far from the shamrock shore

When we will take our last fond look of Derry’s ancient town
Let misfortune never light on us or pull our courage down
She’s that female of my heart she’s the girl I do adore
May the angels bright with their shades of light shine around the shamrock shore

When we will take our last fond look of Malin’s ancient Head
Inishtrahull lies to the north lies in a watery bed
It was that grand sea first pierced my heart with it’s daily widers o’re
And the parting of my loving friends that we left on the shamrock shore

When we were lying all seasick not a passenger was clear
Quite helpless in our bunks we lay not one to shed a tear
Neither father kind or mother dear for to lift our heads when sore
And the sun going down between sea and sky far far from the shamrock shore

Here’s a health to Mr. Rifles he was our chief mate’s name
When we were lying all seasick it was he that eased our pain
We will drink his health with a full flowing glass and we’ll toast it four times four
And  sunaders we will drink his health and the health to the shamrock shore.

It’s now we have got landed in four and twenty days
We will take our comrades by the hand and we’ll go different ways
We will take our comrades by the hand,  we’re in hopes to meet once more
We’re in hopes to meet our loving friends that we left on the shamrock shore

Shamrock shore, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:4586-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Cornelius McEleney
Title:Shamrock shore [sound recording] / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 mins.) : digital stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Contributor:Cathy McEleney
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Series:Cornelius McEleney Collection
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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