Irish Song Book Volume 2

Irish Song Book Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...we live! Says Dan: May the divil on my back be stooled. For I have bursted my breeches in digging for gould t The prayers availed nothing, the crock was soon foo Tim Rooney he lifted.it over the ground; With joy Darby leaped on the back of Ned Fail, Like a fish from the stream with a hook in his tail, Says Darby: My wife won't abuse me to-night. When I take home the shiners so yellow and bright; I'll buy house and land about Kilcool, And we'll all bless the night we went digging for gou The crock was then placed on Darby's own back, To carry home and each man have his whack; They arrived at the door with the gould to be sacked. _ When Mac with a spade knocked the crock into smash, Poor Darby, near smothered, ran.in with affright. His wife jumps up to get him a light. When she heard Darby mourning her passion was cooled, She knew by the smell he was covered with gould. WILLIAM REILLY'S COURTSHIP. 'Twas on a pleasant morning, all in the bloom of Spring, When as the cheerful songsters in concert sweet did sing, The primrose and the daisy bespangled every lawn. In an arbor I espied my dear Colleen Bawn.-" I stood awhile amazed, quite struck with surprise, On her with rapture gazed, while from her bright eyes She shot such killing glances, my heart away was drawn. She ravished all my senses, my fair Colleen Bawn. I tremblingly addressed her: "Hail, matchless fair maid. You have with grief oppress'd me, and I am much afraid. Except you cure my anguish, which now is in its dawn. You'll cause my sad ovorthrow, my sweet Colleen Bawn." Then, with a gentle smile, she replied unto me: "I cannot tyrannize, dear Willie, over thee, My father he is wealthy, and gives severe command. If you but gain his favor I'll be your Colleen...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595262
  • 9781236595263