Erin Shore

A modern emigration song set to the tune of 'Erin Shore'

My heart it grieved as I took leave on fearsome metal wings

My family wept, but the pigs they slept, not caring I was gone

Another seed, to be set free, a foreign tree to spawn

Women and men to never again set foot on Erin's shore

 

The sun raised high against blue sky but I, I longed for clouds

Three months and no rain caused so much pain, my mouth was ne'er so dry

And so it seemed 'twas not a dream, a nightmare softly set by

For women and men who'll ne'er again set foot on Erin's shore

 

Across the waves a signal braves its way to long-lost home

In hopes to see our families, and hear the new leanbh's names

Of siblings wed and old folks dead, the story's much the same

For women and men who'll ne'er again set foot on Erin's shore

 

So I'll spread my roots and grow my shoots; new Irish far from home

They too will spread and weave a thread, of blood led from the Isle

That thread'll rewind and soon in time, descendants back with a smile

And so through them I'll once again set foot on Erin's shore

 

I pray one day I'll once again set foot on Erin's shore

The End

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