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Silver and Gold
Andy McLarney
The north Atlantic tossed our ship nearly drove it to the bottom of the sea
We sailed ten nights and we sailed ten days I thought I'd never realise my dreams
The immigration man he stamped my pass wished me luck wherever I should stray
I traded some silver for a ticket north west and I crossed the states of Americay

There were stories of silver and stories of gold
Wake up to a new day of riches untold
The rivers run deep and the trees they stand tall
To hell with my homeland it's here I'll rise or fall

I pitched my tent in the mining camp checked my tools my map and my gun
Rode up to my claim as soon as I could and made my plans before the winter set in
Hey Harry, you scoundrel this is not your land this piece of paper says it is says I
He drew out his knife and he stuck me through, stole my deeds and left me there to die

There were stories of silver and stories of gold
Wake up to a new day of riches untold
The rivers run deep and the trees they stand tall
To hell with my homeland it's here I'll rise or fall

The gods gave me strength and carried me through and I lived to see another day
I walked into town with a shotgun in my hand and I blew the man O'Harlahan away
He robbed me of my silver and he robbed me of my gold
Robbed me of my dreams of riches untold
Have mercy on me judge I just don't understand
Twenty years in prison for the claiming of my land

There were stories of silver and stories of gold
Wake up to a new day of riches untold
The rivers run deep and the trees they stand tall
To hell with my homeland it's here I'll rise or fall

There were stories of silver and stories of gold
Wake up to a new day of riches untold
The rivers run deep and the trees they stand tall
To hell with my homeland it's here I'll rise or fall
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