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113
OH BAY OF DUBLIN.
(THE GROVES OF BLARNEY.)
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Sweet Wicklow mountains ! the sunlight sleeping
On your green banks is a picture rare, You crowd around me, like young girls peeping,
And puzzling me to say which is most fair, As tho' you'd see your own sweet faces
Reflected in that smooth and silver sea. My blessin' on those lovely places,
Tho' no one cares how dear they are to me.
3-
How often when at work I'm sitting,
And musing sadly on the days of yore, I think I see my Katie knitting,
And the childer playin' around the cabin door; I think I see the neighbours faces
All gathered round their long-lost friend to see. Tho1 no one here knows how fair that place is,
Heav'n knows how dear my poor home was to me.
* This B flat should be carefully observed. In most versions a natural has been wrongly inserted, which destroys the scale and character of the air.Ed.
H. 4868.
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