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163
THE COUNTY OF MAYO.
(THE SHIP OF PATRICK LYNCH.)
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When I dwelt at home in peace, and my gold did much abound, In the midst of fair young maids, how the Spanish ale went round 1
Oh! the change from those gay doings across the ocean flow, To be laid in Santa Cruz far and far from sweet Mayo.
3* Sadly changed are Irrul's girls; very proud they've grown and high
With their patches and their powder, for I pass their buckles by; But their airs I little heed, since the Lord will have it so
That I'm forced to foreign lands far and far from sweet Mayo.
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'Tis my grief that Patrick Loughlin is not Earl in Irrul still, And that Brian Duff no more rules as lord upon the hill,
And that Colonel Hugh O'Grady should be lying dead and low, And I sailing, sailing swift from the County of Mayo.
H. 4868.
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