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Song of the Month

5 Oct 2017


 

SONG OF THE MONTH

OCTOBER

 

Dan O’Hara

 

Sure it’s poor I am today,

For God gave and took away,

And left without a home poor Dan O’Hara,

With these matches in my hand,

In frost and snow I stand,

So it’s here I am today your broken-hearted.

 

Chorus

Acushla geal mo chree,

Won’t you buy a box from me,

And you’ll have the prayers of Dan from Connemara,

I’ll sell them cheap and low,

Buy a box before you go,

From the broken-hearted farmer, Dan O’Hara.

 

In the year of sixty-four,

I had acres by the score,

And the grandest land you ever ran a plough through,

But the landlord came, you know,

And he laid our oul’ home low,

So it’s here I am today your broken-hearted.

 

Chorus

 

For twenty years or more,

Did misfortune cross our door,

And my poor wife and I were sadly parted;

We were scattered far and wide,

And our children starved and died,

So it’s here I am today your broken-hearted.

 

Chorus

 

Tho’ in frost and snow I stand,

Sure the shadow of God’s hand,

It lies warm about the brow of Dan O’Hara;

And soon with God above,

I’ll meet the ones I love,

And I’ll find the joys I lost in Connemara.

 

Chorus

 

 


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