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W:In the days I went a courtin' I was never tired resorting,
W:To an ale-house or a playhouse and many's the house besides,
W:But I told me brother Seamus I'd go off and be right famous,
W:And I never would return again 'til I'd roamed the world wide.
W:Goodbye Muirsheen Durkin, I'm sick and tired of working,
W:No more I'll dig the praties, and no longer I'll be fooled,
W:As sure's me name is Carney, I'll be off to California,
W:Where instead of diggin' praties, I'll be diggin' lumps of gold.
W:I've courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk and in Killarney,
W:In Passage and in Queenstown, that is the Cobh of Cork,
W:Goodbye to all this pleasure, I'll be off to take me leisure,
W:And the next time that you hear from me, will be a letter from New York.
W:Goodbye to the girls at home I'm going far across the foam,
W:To try and make me fortune in far Amerikay,
W:There's gold and jewels and plenty, for the poor and for the gentry,
W:And when I return again I never more will say.