School: Belturbet (B)

Location:
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
J. Mc Govern

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0971, Page 194

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To live by labour I did try and I got but little pay.
Provisions high and wages low
I couldnt maintain and to earn an honest living
I was forced across the main
Chorus
So I parted from the shore
Old Ireland your darling and I will always you adore.
The music of my heart and joy recalls to part
Back to the Green fields of Erin.

Informant
Miss Mc Govern
Gender
female
Address
Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Language
English