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Rathlin Island (1847)

Cathie Ryan
I haven't slept since Wednesday evening, There is no sleep with all this grieving No music here where once was singing Where once was singing Sail away from the island Sail out on the sea Turn a blue eye back on Rathlin An baile i mo chroí They are like ghosts here on Rathlin All fleshless bone, all pained and silent Their feet are stone, where once was dancing Where once was dancing Ochón is ochón, the ship is sailing Carve our name in cloch na scríobh Ochón is ochón, the hills are wailing In ainm Dé, in ainm Dé, a rachfaimíd Today I walk Rachraí's headland The welcome’s warm here on the island Seventy strong, it’s hard to leave them It’s hard to leave them

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Our Time Together
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This Love Will Carry
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