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The Bantry Girls' Lament

Found in BantryGirlsLament.abc from the John Chambers abc collection
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The Bantry Girls' Lament Traditional 4 4 3 Who will plow the field now, and who will sow the corn. Who will wash the sheep now, and keep them neatly shorn. The stack that's in the haggard, un-touched it may re-main, Since Johnny went a-thrashing all in the wars of Spain. Chorus: Johnny, lovely Johnny, he's sailing o'er the main, A-long with other patriots, to fight the King of Spain. And the girls from the bawn-oag in sorrow may re-tire. The piper and his bellows, (may) go home and blow the fire. At fairs and hurling matches, your likes we seldom see, Till you come home a-gain to us, a-storeen oag mo cree. And a cruel fate will not permit our Johnny to return. His heavy loss, we Bantry girls will never cease to mourn. We re-sign ourselves to our sad lot, and die in grief and pain. Johnny died for freedom's sake in the foreign lands of Spain. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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