Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

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T:Thousands Are Sailing
(FG) | A2 d2 (dc) | A2 A2 (GA) | F2 D2 C2 | D4
(FE) | D3 E G2 | A2 d2 (^cd) | e2 c3 B | A4
(FE) | D3 E G2 | A2 d2 (^cd) | e2 c3 B | A4
d2 | d2 A2 (AF) | G2 A2 AG | E2 D2 C2 | D4 ||
W:You brave Irish heroes, where'er you may be,
W:I pray stand a moment and listen to me.
W:Your sons and fair daughters are now going away,
W:And thousands are sailing to Amerikay.
W:So good luck to those people and safe may they land.
W:They're leaving their country for a far distant strand.
W:They're leaving old Ireland no longer can stay,
W:And thousands are sailing to Amerikay.
W:On the night before leaving, they are bidding goodbye,
W:And early next morning their hearts give a sigh.
W:They do kiss their mothers and then they will say:
W:"Farewell, dear old Father. We must now go away."
W:Their friends all do gather and the neighbours also.
W:When their trunks are all packed up and ready to go,
W:and the tears from their eyes they fall down like the rain,
W:when the horses are leaving all to part for the train.
W:When they reach the station you'll hear their last cry,
W:their handkerchiefs waving and bidding good-bye,
W:and the parents will tell them be sure for to write,
W:and they all watch the train till it goes out of sight.
W:When they reach the steamer just leaving the strand
W:They give one last good look at their own native land
W:and their hearts they are breaking for leaving the shore
W:and good-bye dear old Ireland shall I ne'er see you more.
W:I pity the mother who reared up a child
W:And likewise the father who labours and toils
W:He tries to support them, he works night and day
W:And when they are reared up sure they will go away.
W:Well good luck to those heroes and safe may they land.
W:They are leaving their homes for a far distant strand
W:and here in old Ireland no longer can stay
W:and thousands they are sailing to Amerikay.

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