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Thread #16052   Message #634937
Posted By: GUEST,Oulmole
24-Jan-02 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
Subject: RE: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
The Parting Song (Journey's End), by J.B. Goodenough.

Carroll Ban, by John Keegan Casey -- on the strength of the last verse, sung by the bereaved lover of a young man hanged in the failed Irish rebellion of 1798:

The meadow path is lonely, and the hearth is cold and dim, And the silent churchyard blossom blooms softly over him, And my heart is ever yearning for the calm that's coming on, When its weary pulse lies sleeping, beside my Carroll Ban.