ne'er for(Bm)get me though (G)waves now lie (D)o'er me
(Em)once young and (Bm)pretty and my (F#m)spirit ran (Em)free
(Bm)tore me from (G)country and (D)loved ones
the new (Bm)land I was (F#m)never to (Em)see.
(G)emigrant's (D)daughter too (Em)frightened to (D)know
(Em)leaving for(Bm)ever the (F#m)land of my (Em)soul
and (D)fear my (Em)parents did (D)pray
(Em)courage to (Bm)leave o'er the (F#m)longing to (Em)stay.
of a (Bm)new land far a(G)way 'cross the (D)sea
(Em)peace and good (Bm)fortune for my (F#m)brothers and (Em)me
parted from (Bm)townland with much (G)weeping and (D)pain
the (Em)loved ones and the (Bm)friends we would (F#m)ne'er see a(Em)gain.
was (Bm)crowded with (Em)disquieted (D)folk
from past (Bm)hardship sus(F#m)taining their (Em)hope
the (G)last glimpse of (D)Ireland faded (Em)into the (D)mist
fought back (Bm)tears and felt (F#m)strangely a(Em)lone.
roared in (Bm)anger, making (G)desperate our (D)plight
(Em)fever came (Bm)o'er me that (F#m)worsened next (Em)night
po(Bm)ssessed me and (G)clouded my (D)mind
for a (Bm)moment saw that (F#m)land left be(Em)hind.
(G)hear in the (Bm)distance my (Em)dear mother's (D)wailing
(Em)prayers of three (Bm)brothers that (F#m)I'd see no (Em)more
(G)felt father's (D)tears as he (Em)begged for for(D)giveness
a (Bm)new life on the (F#m)still distant (Em)shore.
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