Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Bantry Girl's Lament

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X:8
T:Bantry Girl's Lament
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-8
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=52
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(DE) | F3F F2(ED) | FA3-A3B | A3A A2 ((3FED) | E6
DE | F3F F2(ED) | FA3-A3B | (AF)(ED) E3D | D6
(AB) | d3d d2(BA) | Bd3-d3B | A3A A2 ((3FED) | E6
(DE) | F3F F2(ED) | FA3-A2AB | (AF)(ED) E3D | D6 ||
W:Oh, who will plough the fields now, and who will sow the corn?
W:And who will watch the sheep now, and keep them neatly shorn?
W:The stack that's in the haggard, unthreshed it will remain
W:Since Johnny, lovely Johnny went to fight the king of Spain
W:
W:Oh, the girls of the Banóg in sorrow may retire
W:And the piper and his bellows may go home and blow the fire
W:Since Johnny, lovely Johnny went sailing o'er the main
W:Along with other patriots to fight the king of Spain
W:
W:The boys will sorely miss him when Moneymore comes round
W:And grieve when their bold captain is nowhere to be found
W:And the peelers may stand idle against their will and grain
W:Since the valiant boy who gave them work now peels the king of Spain
W:
W:At wakes and hurling matches your like we'll never see
W:'Till you come back again to us, a stoirín óg mo chroí
W:And won't you trounce the buckeens, who show us much disdain
W:Because our eyes are not so bright as those you'll see in Spain
W:
W:Oh, if cruel fate should not permit our Johnny to return
W:His awful loss we Bantry girls will never cease to mourn
W:We'll resign ourselves to our sad lot and live in grief and pain
W:Since Johnny died for Ireland's pride in the foreign land of Spain


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