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w:1.~Last night as I lay dream--ing of plea--sant days-- gone by. * My
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w:mind being bent on ramb--ling, to Ire-land I_ did fly. * I
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w:stepped on board a vi--sion and fold-lowed with_ a will. Till_
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w:next I came to an-chor at the cross_ at Span--cil Hill
W:'Twas on the 23rd of June, the day before the fair,
W:When Ireland's sons and daughters and friends assembled there,
W:The young, the old, the brave, the bold, their duty to fulfil,
W:At the parish church near Clooney,a mile from Spancil Hill.
W:I went to see me neighbours to see what they might say,
W:The old ones were all dead and gone, they young ones turning grey,
W:I met with tailor Quigley, he's as bold as ever still,
W:Sure he used to make me britches when I lived in Spancil Hill.
W:I paid a flying visit to my first and only love,
W:She's as fair as any lily and as gentle as a dove,
W:She threw her arms around me, saying Johnny I love ye still,
W:She was Meg the farmers daughter and the pride of Spancil Hill.
W:I thought I stooped to kiss her, as I did in days of yore,
W:Says she you're only joking, as you often were before,
W:The cock crew on the roost again, he crew both loud and shrill,
W:And I awoke in California, far far from Spancilhill.