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Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

  1. From Derry quai we sailed away
    On the 23rd of May
    We were taken on board by a pleasant crew
    Bound for Americay
    Fresh water there we did take on
    Five thousand gallons or more
    In case we'd run short going to NewYork
    Far away from the Shamrock shore.

  2. So fare thee well, sweet Lisa dear
    And likewise to Derry town,
    And twice farewell to my comrades bold,
    Who still dwell on that sainted ground
    If ever fortune will favour me
    And I do have money in store,
    I will come back and wed the sweet Lassie I left
    On Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

  3. We sailed three days, we were all seasick
    And no-one on board was free,
    We were all confined unto our bunks
    With no one to pity poor me,
    No fond mother dear, no father kind
    To comfort my head went to sore
    This made me think more on the wee girl I left
    On Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore.

  4. We savely reached the other side
    In fifteen and twenty days,
    We were taken as passengers by a man
    And led round in six different ways,
    So each of us drunk a parting glas
    In case that we never meet more,
    And we bade farewell to old Ireland
    And Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore.

  5. So fare thee well, sweet Lisa dear
    And likewise to Derry town,
    And twice farewell to my comrades bold,
    Who still dwell on that sainted ground
    If fame or fortune will favour me
    And I do have money in store,
    I'll go back and I'll wed the wee Lassy I left
    On Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore.

    (Words & music trad)
    As sung by Kevin Conneff / Chieftains
    Sung by Henry / Schlagsaite on Tape: Hände Hoch


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