jueves, 2 de julio de 2009

Homenaxe ós emigrantes



O asturiano Ramón Fernández fai unha emotiva homenaxe ós emigrantes descoñecidos...

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No foro de Folkenlared fai referencia a esta maravillosa e infinitamente versionada canción de Paul Brady na que describe a historia duns emigrantes que abandonan a illa de Irlanda.



Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

From Derry Quay we sailed away on the 23rd of May
We were boarded by a pleasant crew bound for Americay
Fresh water there we did take on, five thousand gallons or more
In case we'd run short going to New York far away from the Shamrock Shore


So fare thee well sweet Liza dear and likewise to Derry town,
And twice farewell to me comrade boys who dwell on that sainted ground
If fortune it ever should favour me or I to have money in store
I'll come back and I'll wed the wee lassie I left on Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore


Well we sailed three days and we were all seasick, not a man on board was free
We were all confined unto our bunks with no one to pity poor me
No father dear nor mother kind to hold up me head when t'was sore,
Which made me think more on the lassie I left on Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore


Well we safely reached the other side in three and twenty days
We were taken as passengers by a man and led round in six different ways,
We each of us drank a parting glass in case we might never meet more,
And we drank a health to Old Ireland and Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore


So fare thee well sweet Liza dear and likewise to Derry town
And twice farewell to me comrade boys who dwell on that sainted ground
If fortune it ever should favour me or I to have money in store
I'll come back and I'll wed the wee lassie I left on Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore