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- Songs believed to be unpublished and composed locally.
Merry Wexford Town.
My bonny barque bounds light and free,
Across the surging foam
And bears me far from Innisfail
To seek a distant home,
A lonely exile driven,
Mid misfortunes coldest frown
From my loved home and cherished friends
In dear old Wexford town.ii
Shall I no more gaze on that shore,
Or on the mountains wild,
Or stray along the Slaney banks
Whilst yet a child
Or watch the sun of Carrighburn
Light oer the heather brown
Before he flings his farewell beams
Oer merry Wexford towniii
And here upon the deck I stand
And view the fading shore
Sweet thoughts arise of loving friends
Whom I may see no more
Of kindly deeds of loving smiles(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.