School: Clunelly (roll number 15953)

Location:
Tromaty, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Beirn

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Song - Glensuilee

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 114

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Song - Glensuilee

Come listen a while my country men to you hear my native news.

Song Glensuilee
(1) Come listen a while my country men to you hear my native news.
Alough my song is sorrowful I hope yous will me excuse.
I left my native country a far of land to see.
I bade farewell to Donegal like wise to Glensuilee
(2) The summer sun has been peeping 'oer the distant mountain gray
I left my peaceful residence to wander far away
And as I viewed this grand old glen perfidy no more to see
I thought my heart would surely break while leaving Glensuilee
(3) Brave stalwart men around me stood my comrade kind and true.
And as I grasped each well known hand to bid the last adiew.
I said my fellow countrymen I hope you will yet be free.
To raise the grand old banner 'oer the hills of Glensuilee

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Collector
Hugh Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal
Informant
Edward Toye
Gender
male
Address
Leamacrossan, Co. Donegal
Language
English