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Muirsheen Durkin

Irish Song Lyrics - Muirsheen Durkin

Goodbye Mrs. Durkin, I'm sick and tired of workin'
no longer I'll did praties, no longer I'll be fooled
as sure's my name is Carney I'll be off to Californy
instead of diggin praties I'll be diggin lumps of gold

In the days when I was courtin' I was never tired resortin'
from the ale house and the play house and many's the house beside
but I told me brother Seamus I'd grow off and be right famous
and the next time he would hear from me I'd roam the whole world wide CHORUS

Well I've courted girls in Balrney in Antrim and Killarney
in Passage and in Queenstown that is the Cobh of Cork
but I'm tired of all this pleasure so I'm off to take my leisure
and the next time that you'll hear from me in a letter from New York CHORUS

farewell to all the boys at home I'm sailing far across the foam
I'm off to find my fortune in far Amerikay
there's gold and money plenty for the poor and for the gentry
and when I will return again, I never more will say

When I landed in Amerikay I met a man named Burke
he told me if I stayed a while he'd surely find me work
But workin' didn't find me so ther's nothin' here to bind me
so I'm off to San Francisco in Californ I AY CHORUS

well I'm here in San Francisco and my fortune it is made
my pockets loaded down with gold I've trhown away my spade
I'll go back to being larin spend me fortune never carin'
I'll marry Queen Victory Mrs. Durkin for to spite CHORUS

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