Lough Sheelin Eviction
my country, a long farewell.
My tale of anguish no tongue can tell.
For I must go for the ocean
From my cottage home by Lough Sheelin side.
was at the dance in the village green,
I met young Eileen my own cauleen.
took young Eileen my fond young bride
To my cottage home by Lough Sheelin
proud was I of my girl so fair,
was envied most by the young men there,
I took her back a bashful bride,
To my cottage home by Lough Sheelin side.
my love, a fond adieu,
my country and my comrades too,
Im forced to fly oer the ocean wide,
the home I love by Lough Sheelins side.
our good dreams were too good to last.
The landlord came our young hopes to blast.
And he no
mercy on us did show
As he turned us out in the blinding snow.
no one open to us a door
In case that vengeance on them might fall.
My Eileen fainted in my
arms and died
As the snow fell fast by Lough Sheelin side.
buried her down in the churchyard low.
It was in the spring-time when the daisies grow.
Sad tears I shed for my fond
Who's sleeping now by Lough Sheelin side.
my country , farewell all day,
ship will soon take me far away,
oh my fond heart would sooner bide,
Near my Eileens grave by Lough Sheelin side.