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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleIrish labourers
Roud No.21278
Collected FromUnknown
LocationUnknown
CountyUnknown
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 5 - Miscellaneous: Williams, A: MS collection No Mi 605
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

To England we resolved to come,
To cut the hay and corn sir,
I left poor Ireland far behind,
The land where I was born, sir.

Verse 2

There's Killy Ma' Krue, with the art so true,
And Billy Ma' Rook the boy sir,
We're known to all the farmers there,
And they will us employ sir.

Verse 3

The captain says we shall be lost,
I do not care a farthing,
'Thou'st promised to carry me over safe,
And I'll make thee stick to thy bargain.'
 
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Notes
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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