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The High Kings – Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore lyrics

So, fare the well
My own true love
I think of you night and day.

Fare well to old Ireland
Good bye to you Banna Strand
No time to look back
Facing the wind
Fighting the waves

May heaven protect us all
From cold hunger and angry squalls
Pray I won't be lost
Winds in the sails carry me safe

So, fare the well
My own true love
I'll think of you night and day
A place in my mind
You will surely find
Although I am so far away
And when I'm alone
Far away from home
I'll think of the good times once more
Until I can make it back
Some day
Here to Paddy's green shamrock shore

Out now on the ocean deep
Ships noise makes it hard to sleep
Tears fill up my eyes
The image of you
Won't go away


New York is in sight at last
My heart it is pounding fast
Trying to be brave
Wishing you near
By my side
As one


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    This song is supposed to focus on the time peiod when the irish were emigrating to america. They did so because of the poverty, disease, and english oppresion in ireland. To the irish who never returned from america, this was called the "american wake". Boats were the form of transportation, and were so crowded and unsanitary that they were called "coffin ships". However, america wasn't what the irish expected. The americans would take the irish off the boat and use them as personal servants in their own houses. The irish were the lowest group in america in the 1850s. Throughout the song, the irishman on the boat to new york is making a promise to his lover that he will come back to her eventually.
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