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Shamrock Shore (2) 1. From Derry quay we sailed away on the twenty-third of May We were taken on board by a pleasant crew, bound for Amerikay Fresh water then we did take on, five thousand gallons or more In case we'd run short going to New York far away from the shamrock shore. 2. Then fare thee well, sweet Liza dear and likewise unto Derry town And twice farewell to my comrades brave that dwell on that sainted ground If fame or fortune shall favour me, and I to have money in store I'll go back and I'll wed the wee lassie I left on Paddy's green shamrock shore. 3. At twelve o'clock we came in sight of famous Mullin Head And Innistrochlin to the right stood out on the ocean's bed. A grander sight ne'er met my eyes than e'er I saw before Than the sun going down 'twixt sea and sky far away from the shamrock shore. 4. We sailed three weeks, we were all seasick, not a man on board was free We were all confined unto our bunks and no-one to pity poor me. No father kind nor mother dear to lift up my head, which was sore Which made me think more on the lassie I left on Paddy's green shamrock shore. 5. We safely reached the other side after fifteen and twenty days, We were taken as passengers by a man and led round in six different ways, Then each of us drank a parting glass, in case we'd meet no more And we drank a health to old Ireland and Paddy's green shamrock shore. Here is a variant verse to your Shamrock Shore (2) (PADDYGR2) This song was song by the Irish Rovers on their "Emigrate! Emigrate!" album. (1973 Potato Records) Traditional. AS We landed on the other side In three and thirty days And drinking over a parting glass We all went our separate ways We took each comrade by the hand In case we might never meet more And we drank a health To old Ireland And Paddy's green shamrock shore. from the singing of Cathal McConnell on The Boys of the Lough, "The Piper's Broken Finger" JB Also Irish Rovers. JB
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