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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 01:01 PM
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Pics of Ireland and mo ghile mear
Edited on Wed Aug-22-07 01:07 PM by seemslikeadream
:hi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA_jByUyvXE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo39VZCifls&eurl=

Well it's by the hush, me boys, and sure that's to hold your noise
And listen to poor Paddy's sad narration
I was by hunger stressed, and in poverty distressed
So I took a thought I'd leave the Irish nation

Well I sold me ass and cow, my little pigs and sow
My little plot of land I soon did part with
And me sweetheart Bid McGee, I'm afraid I'll never see
For I left her there that morning broken-hearted

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

Well meself and a hundred more, to America sailed o'er
Our fortunes to be making we were thinkin'
When we got to Yankee land, they put guns into our hands
"Paddy, you must go and fight for Lincoln"

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

General Meagher to us he said, if you get shot or lose your head
Every murdered soul of youse will get a pension
Well in the war lost me leg, they gave me a wooden peg
And by soul it is the truth to you I mention

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

Well I think meself in luck, if I get fed on Indianbuck
And old Ireland is the country I delight in
To the devil, I would say, it's curse Americay
For the truth I.ve had enough of your hard fightin

Here's you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home
I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 03:43 PM
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1. Thank you, particularly for the first one
It's been four years this week since I was there. Four years too long.
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Greenpeach Donating Member (375 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 06:08 PM
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2. Thank You
I was in Ireland for the first time one year ago and I long to go back. My grandparents on both sides came from there. I got to visit Achill Island where Grandfather was born and had a peak, in fact quite mystical experience. How many Irish Americans these days are wanting to go back to the old country permanently, do you think? Could we qualify as refugees from this mess of a country that our ancestors originally sought refuge in?
I'm sure not but wouldn't it be great? Interesting how the above words, written so long ago, are still so applicable.
Thanks again.
Greenpeach
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