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The shamrock shore, song / Denis McDaid, singing in English

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From Londonderry we have set sail it being on the eighth of May
Between nine and ten next morning we arrived at Moville Bay
Fresh water there we had twenty tons for passengers in store
Least we might run short going to New York far from the shamrock shore.

When we had taken the last fond look at Derry’s ancient town
Let misfortune never light on us nor pull our courage down
She’s the grand female of my heart she’s the girl I do adore
May the angels bright shed soft light around the shamrock shore.

When we will take our last fond look at Malin’s ancient Head
Inishtrahull lies in the nor’east lies in a watery bed
It was a grand sea first appeased my heart and I daily vowed it o’er
And parting with my loving friends all around the shamrock shore.

When we lying all sea sick not a passenger was clear
Quite helpless in our bunks we lay no one to ease our pain
Neither father kind or mother dear 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 Rifle he was our chief mate’s name
When we were lying all sea sick ‘twas him that eased our pain
We will drink his health a full flowing glass and we’ll toast him four times four
And its deoch an dorais we will drink here’s a health to the shamrock shore.

It’s now we are safely landed in four and twenty days
We take our comrades by the hand and we’ll go our different ways
We take our comrades by the hand in hopes to meet once more
And I’ll hope we’ll meet our loving friends all around the shamrock shore.

The shamrock shore, song / Denis McDaid, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:55-NC-VHS
Main Performer: Denis McDaid
Title:The shamrock shore [videorecording] / Denis McDaid, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:October 1988
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 5 min. 13 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:1419

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