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Lyr Add: Erin's Farewell - Parting Glass variant


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dick greenhaus 22 Oct 04 - 05:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ERIN'S FAREWELL - Parting Glass variant
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 05:53 PM

I promised Big Mick that I'd post a set of alternate verses to Parting Glass.
Here they are:

Erin's Farewell

Adieu, adieu, my bosom friends,
Dear brethren of the union band,
My every thought shall be of you
When travelling to a distant land.

cho:        Though I must leave this land of slaves
        Of chains and sad coersive laws,
        May God defend each hearty friend        
        Goodnight and joy be with you all.

If fate condemns brave Irish men
To seek a far and distant shore,
And leave behind a heart so kind
In valleys loved forevermore.

In Auchrim's plains there now remains
The bones of my forefathers brave,
Had I been there I'd shed a tesr
Of sorrow on each heroes' grave.

The harbour bell does seem to tell
The awful moment to withdraw,
"May the High Chief heal Erin's grief"
Shall be my prayer when far awa.

From "Have a Drop Mair", Kevin and Ellen Mitchell
(Musical Traditions #315-6)
Collected by Adam McNaughtan

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