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- In the year of 1880 to Connaught I came in
I left my native Donegal, a fortune for to win.
But instead of winning fortune myself I brought to ruin,
For day and night, my thoughts are set on the maid of River View.When I came here a stranger, my heart was light and gay
I did my work with a right good will, as I got a generous pay.
I was faithful to my master and his work right well I'd do.
Then when my toil was over I'd set out for River View.When first i saw this maiden fair 'twas on a summer night(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.