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Mick Lowe Lyr Req: The Three-Leafed Shamrock (27) Can you ID this Irish Song? 21 Oct 00

Someone has written to me asking if I can identify and hopefully fill in the missing lyrics to a song her late father used to sing. It's not one I am familiar with but I am hoping one of you knowledgable bunch will have some ideas..

These are the lyrics she remembers..

"I was leaving dear old Ireland
In the merry month of June
The birds were sweetly singing
And all nature was in tune
When an Irish girl accosted me
With a salt tear in her eye
And as she said these words to me
She bitterly did cry
Kind sir I ask a favour
Will you grant it to me please
It is not much I ask of thee
But it would set my heart at ease"

I do not remember the intervening words, but as far as I can recall, the final verse is as follows:

"Willl you take these to Phelim
And will you kindly tell him
That these are the shamrocks
From his dear old mother's grave"

Fingers crossed the formatting worked ok on that.


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