The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4006   Message #21180
Posted By: Linda Pearson
11-Feb-98 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kiss the Children for Me, Mary (MacColl)
Subject: Lyrics
I am looking for the lyrics of an Irish folk song which goes something like the following -:

Kiss the children for me, Mary
Don't let them pine or grieve
Tell them it's hard I'm working for them
though it breaks my hard to leave"

The song was on one of "The Corries" early albums and speaks of the heartbreak of expatriate construction workers living away from their families.