Muirsheen Durkin

In the days I went a courting I was never tired resorting
To the alehouse or the playhouse or many a house besides
I told my brother Seamus I'd go off and go right famous
And before I'd come back again I'd roam the world wide

So goodbye Muirsheen Durkin I'm sick and tired of working
No more I'll dig the praties, no longer I'll be fooled
As sure as me name is Carney; I'll go off to California
Where instead of diggin' praties, I'll be diggin' lumps of gold

I've courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk and in Killarney
In Passage and in Queenstown, that is the Cobh of cork
So goodbye to all this pleasure for I'm goin to take me leisure
And the next time you will hear from me will be a letter from New York

So goodbye Muirsheen...

Goodbye to all the bouys at home, I'm sailing far across the foam
To try and make me fortune in far Amerikay
There's gold an money plenty for the poor and for the gentry
And when I come back again I never more will stray

So goodbye Muirsheen...

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