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Girls of the Shamrock Shore It being in the spring when the small birds sing And the lambs do sport and play I entered as a passenger To New South Wales sailed o'er And I'll bid farewell to all that dwell And the girls of the Shamrock Shore The ship that we set sail upon The Speedwell was her name For full five months and longer We sailed the foaming main Neither land nor harbour could we see Or the girls of the Shamrock Shore On the fourteenth of September We then did reach the land We went on shore at Sydney Cove All chained hand to hand My sentence is for fourteen years Farewell to the Shamrock Shore Collected from Sally Sloane by John Meredith. She told Meredith that she learned it from her grandmother. See 'Botany Bay 2' in this collection for a related tune. MG MG apr96
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