Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
The Queen of Connemara

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The Queen of Connemara

Oh! my boat can swiftly float,
In the teeth of wind and weather.
And out-sail the fastest hooker,
Between Galway and Kinsale.
When the white rim of the ocean
And the wild waves rush together.
Oh, she rides in her pride,
Like a sea bird in a gale.
Refrain:
She's neat, oh, she's sweet,
She's a beauty in every line
The queen of Connemara,
Is this bounding barque of mine.

2. When she's loaded down with fish,
Till the water lips the gunwale
Not a drop she'll take aboard her,
That would wash a fly away.
From the fleet she speeds out quickly,
Like a greyhound from her kennel.
Till she lands her silvery store
The first, on old Kinvara Quay.
Refrain:

3. There's light shines out afar
And it keeps me from dismaying.
When the clouds are ink above us
And the sea runs white with foam.
In a cot in Connemara,
There's a wife and wee ones praying.
To the One Who walked the waters once,
To bring us safely home.
Refrain: