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Many Young Men of Twenty

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Many Young Men of Twenty?

Many Young Men of Twenty?

 Many young men of twenty said goodbye
 On that long day
 From break of dawn until the sun was high
 Many young men of twenty said goodbye

 They loved the mountains and the glens
 The lassies and the fine young men.
 I saw the tear of every girl and boy
 Many young men of twenty said goodbye

 My boy Jimmy left that day
 When the big ship sailed away
 He sailed away and left me here to die
 Many young men of twenty said goodbye

 My Jimmy said he'd sail across the sea
 He swore an oath
 He'd sail back one day and marry me.
 My Jimmy said he'd sail across the sea

 But my Jimmy let me down
 And now they mock me in the town
 Oh my Jimmy please come back to me
 Oh my Jimmy please come back to me.

 The dawn was dark upon the mountain rim
 The day he left
 I knew I bore the living child of him.
 I knew I bore the living child of him

 And that child is borne to me
 My Jimmy's far across the sea
 The dawn is dark on upon the mountain rim
 Here I stand and wait for my love Jim.

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