Ballinderry

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'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry,
Pretty to be in Aghalee
'Tis prettier to be on bonny Ram's Island
A-sitting forever beneath a tree.
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|: Ochone, ochone. :|

2. For often I sailed to bonny Ram's Island,
Arm in arm with Phelim, my love.
He would whistle and I would sing,
And we would make the whole island ring.
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3. "I'm going," he said, "from bonny Ram's Island
Out and across the deep blue sea,
And if in your heart you love me, Mary,
Open your arms at last to me."
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4. 'Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry
But now it's as sad as sad can be,
For the ship that sailed with Phelim, my love,
Is sunk forever beneath the sea.
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