Treasure Island

William Percy French

(1854 - 1920 / Elphin / Ireland)

Poems of William Percy French

1. Abdul Abulbul Amir 1/1/2004
2. Andy McElroe 1/1/2004
3. Are Ye Right, There, Michael? 1/1/2004
4. Celestial Painting (Sunset at Renvyle) 1/1/2004
5. Gortnamona 1/1/2004
6. If I should die tonight 1/1/2004
7. Remember me 1/1/2004
8. The Mountains of Mourne 1/1/2004
9. To the West 4/7/2010

Gortnamona

Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona,
I thought the birds were singing in the blackthorn tree;
But oh, it was my heart that was ringing, ringing, ringing,
With the joy that you were bringing, oh my love, to me

Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona,
I thought the wind was sighing round the blackthorn tree;
But oh, it was the banshee that was crying, crying, crying,
And I knew my love was dying far across the sea.

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