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Thread #15375   Message #137574
Posted By: Reiver 2
17-Nov-99 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Holy Ground (from The Wolfe Tones)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Holy Ground
Give a few of the lyrics so I know which version is "the famous" one and which is the other one.

The one I'm familiar with is the "Fine girl you are!" version that starts "Adieu to you my Ireland, A thousand times adieu. We're going away from the Holy Ground..."

I saw in a recent thread (can't remember which one) that the Holy Ground was a port district in I think, maybe Cork? (Somebody refresh my memory on that.) I had always heard that it was the name of a specific and well-known pub, frequented by sailors and whalers, but never knew the location. Hope someone will provide the definitive answers.