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Sweet America, song / Paddy Kelly (Barney Jack), singing in English

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Now boys don’t be alarmed when I’ll bid yous all goodbye
Perhaps we might not see each other anymore
I am going to a foreign land my fortune for to try
I am going to a far-off distant shore

No longer I’ll stop working like a slave on Paddy’s land
For I can’t afford to work for such a pay
Oh with my bundle and shillelagh I’m for leaving Donegal
And I’m going out to sweet Americay

Farewell to dear old Ireland my friends and comrades all
No longer on this land I’m going to stay
With my bundle and shillelagh I’m for leaving Donegal
And I’m going out to sweet Americay

For when I am landed in the land to which I’m bound
A letter I will send across the sea
I will tell her that her darling boy has landed safe and sound
And is working out in sweet Americay

Farewell to dear old Ireland my friends and comrades all
No longer in this land I’m going to stay
With my bundle and shillelagh I’m leaving Donegal
And I’m going out to sweet Americay

Now boys be stopping talking when it’s time we were away
And the vessel she’ll be sailing round the quay
And before one hour passes let the wind blow high or low
I’ll be sailing out to sweet Americay

Farewell to dear old Ireland my friends and comrades all
No longer on this land I’m going to stay
With my bundle and shillelagh I am leaving Donegal
And I’m sailing out to sweet Americay

see also   Sweet America / Michael Doherty (Davis) 

Sweet America, song / Paddy Kelly (Barney Jack), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:649-NC-V8
Main Performer: Paddy Kelly (Barney Jack)
Title:Sweet America [videorecording] / Paddy Kelly (Barney Jack), 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:December 1999
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 40 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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