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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 We are like ghosts here on Rathlin Island All fleshless bone, all shamed and silent Our feet are stone where once was dancing Where once was dancing Chorus Sail away, love, from the island Sail out on the sea Turn a blue eye back on Rathlin An baile i mo chroí (The home in my heart) The waves are pounding Slough na Morra Hundreds will sail, hundreds left mourning We will look back, beimid ar marthan Beimid ar marthan (We will survive) Ochon is ochon, the hills are wailing Carve our names in Clogh na Screeve Ochon is ochon, the ship is sailing In ainm Dé, in ainm Dé a rach faimíd (In the name of God, in the name of God we go) Today I walk Raghery's headland The welcome is warm here on the island Seventy strong, it's hard to leave them It's hard to leave them Chorus 2x

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