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SLIABH GALLION BRAES
Trad Arr. Merry Plouhgboys

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SLIABH GALLION BRAES
Trad. Arr. Merry Ploughboys
As I went a walking one morning all in May
To view yon fair valleys and mountains so gay, I was thinking of the flowers all doomed to decay That bloom around you, bonny, bonny Sliabh Gallion Braes.
How oft in the morning with my dog and my gun,
I roamed through the valleys for joy and for fun,
But now those days are over, and I must go away,
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Sliabh Gallion Braes.
How oft of an evening and the sun in the west
I roved hand in hand with the one I love best But the hopes of youth are vanished And now I'm far away
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Slive Gallion Braes.
It was not the want of employment alone,
That caused us poor exiles in sorrow to roam
But those tyranising landlords they would not let us stay
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Slive Gallion Braes.

 

Additional verse not on recording (From songs of the Irish in America, Meek)

My name is young MacGarvey, as you will understand,
I have a small farm and it's very good land,
But the rents are getting higher and I can no longer stay
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Slabh Gallion Braes.