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JANE O'MALLEY.                                    63
Twas brought.— "Lot's decant it—a corkscrew, good
John." Here each of the parsons roared out, "I've got one!"
Deny down, etc.
But let us not censure onr parsons for this— When a thing's in its place, it can ne'er come amiss: Prayer-books won't serve for corkscrews; and I'm such a
sinner, Though a sermon I like, I don't want it at dinner.
Derry down, etc.
I'll tell thee a tale of a maiden's veil,
It was worn by Jane O'Malley; On the Highland green her form was seen,
But she now sleeps in the valley 1
Chorus—She now sleeps,
She now sleeps in the valley.
One year ago, when the sun was low,
Along with Elwyn Ally, To chat and talk, she took a walk—
But she now sleeps in the valley I
She now sleeps, etc.
They talked of love—she stood above
A rocky cliff, with Ally: Alas! she fell—he could not save—
And she now sleeps in the valley 1
She now sleeps, etc.
They searched the ground till the spot was found, Where struggled Jane O'Malley—
Where the rock was cleft, her veil was left, And she now sleeps in the valley!
She now sleeps, etc.
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