Me Old Howth Gun

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There is sorrow in my heart
O me old Howth gun.
That late we had to part
O me old Howth gun.
In Ireland's day of need,
Ah you proved a friend indeed
When you made the bullet speed
O me old Howth gun.

2. I was glad when you were near
O me old Howth gun.
For the foeman did I fear
O me old Howth gun.
When your bark and bitter bite
Put the Saxon course to flight
And they didn't stop to fight
O me old Howth gun.

3. O how glorious was your feel
O me old Howth gun.
When you made the Saxon reel
O me old Howth gun.
When the Lancers trimmin neat
Came chargin down O'Connell Street
And they beat a grim retreat
O me old Howth gun.

4. O the parting it was sore
O me old Howth gun.
Shall I ne'er see you no more
O me old Howth gun.
I had glorious hopes that we
Could have set ole Ireland free
But now your parted far from me
O me old Howth gun.

5. O the day will surely come
O me old Howth gun.
When I'll join the fightin' man
O me old Howth gun.
In some brave determined band
I shall surely take my stand
For the freedom of our land
O me old Howth gun.

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