American Old Time Song Lyrics: 02 Bold Jack Donahoe

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Come all you true-bred Irishmen, wherever yon may be,
Who scorn to wear a convict's chain or live in slavery.
Attention pay to what I say, and value it if you do,
While I relate the matchless fate of bold Jack Donahoe.

With me hele kom hale, come lay me down lay.
Lay me down linsey bac, mash a mul gay;
Lay me down linsey bac, mash a mag hooligen,
Shil a ker hoo, fly away featherhead, bull bac a boo

This bold, undaunted Irishman, as you may plainly see,
From Ireland was transported, and deprived of his liberty;
There was McNamara, an Underwood Bill, Colber and Window,
They, too, were the four associates of hold Jack Donahoe.
With me hele kom hale, come lay me, &c.

The likes of bold Jack Donahoe was not in this country.
For maintaining ot the people's laws he fought so manfully;
Sure he'd rather roam the wide world through like a wolf or a kangaroo,
Than to live in British slavery, says bold Jack Donahoe.
With me hele kom hale, come lay me, &c.

Then never shall It yet be said, that O'Donahoe the brave.
Shall submit to British slavery, or ever be a slave 1
And when he closed his aching eyes, to bid this world adieu,
Crying: all good people pray for the soul of bold Jack Donahoe.
With me hole kom hale, come lay me, &c.
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