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mg BS: On the cause of Famines (268* d) RE: BS: On the cause of Famines 10 Apr 18


THE PRIDE OF DUNQUIN

Once we had fishes that swam to our shore
Once we had flax and potatoes galore
And the kindest of neighbors our own kith and kin
Such as young Nora Garvey the pride of Dunquin

She made the fine butter and spun the fine wool
Ah those were the days when our bellies were full
The likes of her beauty we will not see again
Sweet Nora Garvey the pride of Dunquin

We prayed that Lord Ventry would build us a boat
So strong and substantial to keep us afloat
We would sail to a port where they let Irish in
Twould have saved Nora Garvey the pride of Dunquin

But the boat was not built and the ship did not sail
And we watched our young Nora grow feeble and pale
Our fine strapping maiden grew famished and thin
Farewell Nora Garvey the pride of Dunquin

In St. Catherine’s churchyard we said prayers for her soul
Not a man had the strength for to dig her a hole
There’s a new Celtic cross where a rock cairn had been
Rest in peace Nora Garvey the pride of Dunquin


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