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Avondale (Dominic Behan) Ch: Oh have you been to Avondale And wandered in the lovely vale Where tall trees whisper all the tale Of Avondale's proud eagle Where fame and ancient glory fate Such was the land where he was laid Like Christ was thirty pieces paid For Avondale's proud eagle Long years that green and lovely vale Has nursed Parnell, our grandest Gael And cursed the land that has betrayed Fair Avondale's proud eagle Copyright Code Music Note: this is one of the most popular Irish songs, recorded by Mick Moloney and many more. This song is about Parnell, the leader of the Irish Home Rule Movement in the 1880s. After a scandal about his sex life, his supporters, under a campaign of hatred by both the English press and the Catholic church, deserted him and he died shortly afterwards. MJ MJ
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