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A DESERTED IRISH COTTAGE, IRELAND. | by Edward Dullard Photography. Kilkenny, Ireland.
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Many old abandoned cottages can be seen

throughout ireland.

People fled to america and other places to escape the terrors of english rule and famine.

Many a tear was shed in these humble abodes.

Now we are a land of plenty and our former enemies are now our friends but i still wipe a tear from my eye when i see a sad house.


The Shores of Amerikay


I'm bidding farewell to the land of my youth

and the home I love so well.

And the mountains so grand round my own native land,

I'm bidding them all farewell.

With an aching heart I'll bid them adieu

for tomorrow I'll sail far away,

O'er the raging foam for to seek a home

on the shores of Amerikay.


It's not for the want of employment I'm going,

It's not for the love of fame,

That fortune bright may shine over me

and give me a glorious name.

It's not for the want of the gold I'm going

o'er the weary and stormy sea,

But to seek a home for my own true love,

on the shores of Amerikay.


And when I am bidding my last farewell

the tears like rain will blind,

To think of my friends in my own native land,

and the home I'm leaving behind.

But if I'm to die in a foreign land

and be buried so far far away

No fond mother's tears will be shed o'er my grave

on the shores of Amerikay.


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Taken on October 5, 2007