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Sweet Emerald Isle that I love so well
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(published by John J. Daly, N.Y., 1864)
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O the dear early days in my own fair land!
In beautiful dreams they come back to me,
And the friends of my boyhood a round me stand,
Though far between us the deep blue sea,
And the vales and the cottage I left long ago,
Come before me in joy that my lips cannot tell!
But my visions they fade in the morning’s red glow,
Sweet Emerald Isle that I love so well!
Chorus:
Sweet Emerald Isle, Sweet Emerald Isle,
The heart in my bosom is all thine own,
Sweet Emerald Isle that I love so well!
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O! I wake to thy sorrow my childhood’s home;
For shadows are dark o’er thy sacred soil!
And thy woes I am sharing while here I roam,
And so are all of thy sons of toil,
But thy future is brighter; in glory thou’lt shine;
For thy children are tolling foul tyranny’s knell!
Ev’ry wish of my heart, land of beaúty is thine,
Sweet Emerald Isle that I love so well!
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