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- cainnt a chualas ó m'athair Padraic Breathnach
aois - trí sgór go leith bliadhain. 3rd Feabhra 1938
Arthur Dunleavy from Tuam composed songs in this village sixty years ago. Tom Wald of Gurranebawn composed one song. There are no poets in this village now. Arthur Dunleavy was born about the year 1850, and he died in the year 1910 and buried in Tuam. Tom Walsh was born about the year 1848, and he died in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen and buried in Clonberne. When they became blind they composed songs.Arthur Dunleavy composed " The ship that never returned; John Mitchell; and " Van Diemen's Land ". This is some of the song " The ship that never returned. "
The ship set sail to a port beyond the sea,
She set sail with a blessing and a smile,
And the ship that never returned.(II)When the ship set sail to a port beyond the sea
Says the pale faced boy to his mother,
Let me cross the wide, wide, sea,
For they tell me it is in a foreign (-) there is health(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.