The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10531   Message #75137
Posted By: Maelgwyn (inactive)
02-May-99 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
There's a home by the wide Avonmore
That would sweep o'er the broad open sea
And wide rivers where the waves wash ashore
Whilst bulrushes they wave to the breeze
Where the green ivy clings round the door
And the birds sweetly sing on each tree
O me darling they're tuning they're notes
Is ar Eirinn ni neosfainn ce hi

Like a sick man that longs for the dawn
I do long for the light of her smile
And I pray for my own cailin ban
While I'm waiting for her by the stile
Oh I'd climb all the hills of this land
And I'd swim all the depths of the sea
To get one kiss from her lily-white hand
Is ar Eirinn ni neosfainn ce hi

I have toiled sore those years of my life
Through storm, through sunshine and rain
And I surely would venture my life
For to shield her one moment from pain
For she being my comfort in life
Though my comfort and joy she may be
She's my own, she is my promised wife
Is ar Eirinn ni neosfainn ce hi

O but when I will call her my own
And it's married we both then will be
Like the king and the queen on their throne
We'll be living in sweet unity
O it's then I'll have a home of my own
And I'll rear up a nice family
O it's then that her name will be known
But for Ireland I won't tell her name^^

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