(James Royce Shannon, 1913)
Over in Killarney, many years ago
My mother sang a song to me in tones so sweet and low,
Just a simple little ditty, in her good old Irish way,
And I’d give the world if she could sing that song to me this day.
Hush now don’t you cry!
That’s an Irish lullaby.
Oft, in dreams I wander to that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin’ me as when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a hummin’ to me as in days of yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep outside the cabin door. (Refrain)
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