North Amerikay

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North Amerikay
Key: F
Ye lovers all both great and small, who dwell in Ireland
Oh I pray you pay attention, whilst I my pen command
It was my father’s anger that drove my love away
But I still have hopes we’ll meet again in North Amerikay
My love he was fair and handsome and to him I gave my heart
Ah but little was our notion that we would ever part
It was in my father’s garden, that this flower it did decay
But I still have hopes t'wil' bloom again, in North Amerikay
Now I did not want for money, kind fortune on me shone
So out of my father’s castle I took three hundred pounds
It was in the town of Belfast, my passage I did pay
And then set sail across the sea to far Amerikay
Now the captain’s wife was kind to me, as you may understand
And she kept me in her cabin until we reached dry land
It was in the town of Quebec we landed on the Cay
But I knew not where to seek my love in all Amerikay
Now I being sick and sore and tired, well I went into an inn
And it was there I met my William, the lad I loved, within
He took me gently by the hand and to me he did say
Oh I never thought I'd see your face in North Amerikay
Now I hear this couple have got wed as you may understand
And I hear they live quite happily in a town they call Saint Johns
And the money that she took from home in gold she paid it down
And they thinks no more of Ireland nor Enniskillin Town
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