I lately thought of sailing
To a far off distant Shore
To leave my aged parents.
I might never see more
The day I left my dear old cot.
I bitterly did cry.
My friends the all assembled round
For to bid me god bye.
I said I would come back again
To my dear old little cot.
I would dance once amongst the girls
In the dear old Meentigh hut.
The day I left the Shandrum Halt.
My heart was grieved full sore.
I parted there with many nice girls
I might never see more.
As the train was going through Derrin Bridge
- Charles Mc Laughlin
- Ballymagan Upper and Lower and Clonblosk, Co. Donegal
- John Mc Laughlin