Con And Kate
The idols of my younger years were Con Murphy and Kate
And they were decent people the word for them is great
They are sadly missed from Millstreet west their deaths has
left a void
And Shannaknuck without them, a poorer countryside.
I used to call to their house in happier by gone day
And I found welcome there for me, a welcome there alway
And Con would say come in Frank, come in and close the door
We have not seen you for some while, a week or maybe more
And Kate his gentle woman would up and make the tea
I've got mental pictures of her still in my memory
A good and cheerful lady her hair tied in a bun
She was a special person, a very special one.
They are sadly missed from Millstreet west their passing caused regret
But good and honest folk like them one easily doesn't forget
And I've got good memories of them and knowing them was a joy
And I'll always remember them until the day I die.
Con Murphy gone from Shannaknuck and so too Kate his wife
But nothing last forever and that too goes with life
Yes nothing last forever and nothing stay the same
But what's a loss to Shanaknuck is surely Heaven's gain
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