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Limerick is Beautiful

Irish Song Lyrics - Limerick is BeautifulAuthor: Michael Scanlon

Oh then Limerick is beautiful as everybody knows
the River Shannon full of fish beside that city flows
'Tis not the river nor that fish that preys upon my mind
Nor with the town of Limerick I have any fualt to find

'Tis not for Limerick that I sigh Though I love her in my soul
Though times will change and friends will die and man will not control
No not fro friends long passed away or days forever flown
But that the maiden I adore Is sad in Garryowen

Oh she I love is Beautiful and world wide is her fame
She swells down by the rushing tide and Erie is her name
and dearer than my very life her glances are to me
the light that guides my weary soul across the stormy sea

I loved her in my boyhood and now in manhood's noon
the vison of my life is still to dry thy tears aroon
I'd sing unto the tomb or dance beneath the gallows tree
to see her on the hills once more proud, passionate and free

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