School: Kilmore (roll number 16637)

Kilmore, Co. Roscommon
Máiréad, Bean Mhic Giolla Críost
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 207

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 207

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  3. XML “The Patriot of Clonfad”

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  1. He is gone away across the sea
    To the land of liberty
    To get his name enrolled in vain
    with men of loyalty
    But he'll come back again to the track
    That brought him far away
    From the home he had in sweet
    To the shores of America
    That darling lad that left Clonfad
    For no dishonoured crime
    He now has left his friends bereft
    All in his youth and prime
    The ladies heart will feel the smart
    That often pressed his hand
    Her heart will break for her love's sake
    That’s in an alien land
    He was a friend you may depend
    To the good old Irish Cause
    And once he fell you all know well
    Into the meshes of the law
    But noble Brown of high renown
    Good interest sure he had
    One word he spoke when the chains were broke
    On the patriot of Clonfad.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. folk poetry (~9,504)