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Many Young Men Of Twenty

  • (John B. Keane)

    Many young men of twenty said goodbye
    All that long day
    From break of dawn until the sun was high
    Many young men of twenty said goodbye

    My boy Jimmy went that day
    When the big ship sailed away
    Sailed away and left me here to die
    Many young men of twenty said goodbye

    I met my love upon the mountain rim
    The day he left
    I knew I bore a living child of him
    I knew I bore a living child of him

    And the child was born to me
    Jimmy's gone across the sea
    Jimmy's gone and here alone am I
    Many young men of twenty said goodbye

    My Jimmy said he'd sail across the sea
    He swore his oath
    He'd sail back one day and marry me
    My Jimmy said he'd sail across the sea

    But my Jimmy let me down
    Now they mock me in the town
    Oh my Jimmy please come back to me
    Oh my Jimmy please come back to me

    Many young men of twenty said goodbye
    All that long day
    From break of dawn until the sun was high
    Many young men of twenty said goodbye

    They left the mountains and the glens
    The lassies and the fine young men
    I saw the tear of every girl and boy
    Many young men of twenty said goodbye

    (as sung be The Dubliners)

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