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Farewell To Carlingford
Tommy Makem
When I was young and in my prime and could wander wild and free
There was always a longing in my mind to follow the call of the sea

So I sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore
and I'll think of you both day and night until I return once more
til I return once more

On all of the stormy seven seas I have sailed before the mast
And on every voyage I ever made I swore it would be my last

So I sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore
and I'll think of you both day and night until I return once more
til I return once more

Now I had a girl called Mary Doyle and she lived in Greenore
And the foremost thought that was in her mind was to keep me safe on shore

So I sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore
and I'll think of you both day and night until I return once more
til I return once more

Now the landsmans life is all his own, he can go or he can stay
But when the sea gets in your blood, when she calls you must obey

So I sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore
and I'll think of you both day and night until I return once more
til I return once more

So I sing farewell to Carlingford and farewell to Greenore
and I'll think of you both day and night until I return once more
til I return once more
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