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Over the water

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Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

My brothers and sisters when they reached eighteen years
They caused my mammy to shed many tears.
Yes, my mammy cried when they had to decide
To go over the water.

Over the water they went for to learn
Over the water
Over the water they went for to learn
And my mammy prays some day they shall return.

In the cities of England, they have found a home
And they work and they earn over the foam.
But it’s not very far to the port of Stranraer,
Over the water.

Over the water they work and they earn.
Over the water.
Over the water they work and they earn.
And my mammy prays some day they shall return.

Well I was the last one to reach eighteen years
And I caused my mammy to shed many tears.
Yes, my mammy cried when I had to decide
To go over the water.

Over the water I went for to learn.
Over the water.
Over the water, for Ireland I yearn.
Over the water.

Copyright © 1987 Gerry Mulvenna