The Emigrant’s Farewell

Trad. Arr. Lá Lugh

Our ship she is ready to sail away
And it’s come my sweet comerades o’er the stormy sea
Her snow white wings are all unfurled
And soon shall swim in a watery world

Don’t forget love
do not grieve
for my heart is true
and cannot deceive
my hand and heart
I will give to thee
So farewell my love
and remember me

Farewell sweet Dublin’s hills and braes
Where’s many the fine long summer’s day
To Killiney mountain’s silvery streams
We loitered hours of joy away

It’s now I must bid a long adieu
To Wicklow and it’s beauties too
Avoca’s vales where lovers meet
There to discourse in accents sweet

Farewell sweet Delgany likewise the glen
The Dargle waterfall and then
The lovely scene surrounding Bray
Shall be in my thoughts when far away.


Lá Lugh

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