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The shores of Americay, song / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English

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I'm bidding farewell to the land of my youth
And the home I love so well
To the mountains so grand in my own native land
I'll be bidding them all farewell.
With an aching heart I'll bid them adieu
For tomorrow I will sail far away
O'er the raging foam to seek a home
On the shores of Americay.

Sure it's not for the love of gold I'm going
Nor it's not for the seek of fame
Nor fortune bright may shine over me
And give me a glorious name
Sure it's not for the love of gold I'm going
O'er this weary and stormy sea
But to seek a home for my true love
On the shores of Americay.

And it’s when I’ll be bidding my last farewell
Sure the tears like rain will blind
To think on the friends and comrades
And the home I am leaving behind
And as if I'm to die in a faraway soil
And be buried so far away
No fond mother's love will be shed o'er my grave
On the shores of Americay.

The shores of Americay, song / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:690-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)
Title:The shores of Americay [sound recording] / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:1988
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 78
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:13737
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