Gráinne Mhaol, song / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English

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Dreams to song come very true and they come what’s grief to mourn
As it came to me on my native soil on Erin’s lovely shore
I dreamt I was upon a hill beside a lovely vale
It was there I spied a charming maid and her name was Gráinne Mhaol.

Her golden hair in ringlets fair hung down her snowy white mane
I thought she had the fairest face that e’er my eyes had seen
As I drew near I then could hear by the pleasant burning gale
As she marched along she sang her song god bless you Gráinne Mhaol.

I saw she had a splendid harp by her side she let it fall
The tune it played was Brian Boru Garryowen and Tara’s hall
God save old Ireland was next and the martyrs tied in jail
It was the last sight I did see of poor old Gráinne Mhaol.

In O’Connell’s time in twenty-nine we had no better men
By oppression we were kept down our sons were sent to jail
But it’s do not weep Home Rule we will get
Cried poor old Gráinne Mhaol.

Gráinne Mhaol, song / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:706-NC-V8
Main Performer: Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)
Title:Gráinne Mhaol [videorecording] / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie), singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:Rusty Nail Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:25 March 2001
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 04 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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