Slieve Gallion Braes

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This example of "Slieve Gallion Braes" is performed by Briege Murphy, singer/songwriter from Co. Armagh, on her album From Now On, available from the Chivalry Music store.
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As I went a'walking one morning in May
To view yon fair mountains and valleys so gay,
I was thinking on the flowers all a-going to decay
That bloom around yon, bonny, bonny Slieve Gallion Braes.

It's oft I did ramble with my dog and my gun,
I roam through the glens for joy and for fun,
But those days are now all over, I can no longer stay,
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen Braes.

How oft of an evening with the sun all in the west
I roved hand in hand with the one I love best
But the hopes of youth are vanished and now I'm far away
So farewell unto you bonny bonny Slieve Gallion Braes.

It's not for the want of employment at home,
That caused the poor sons of old Erin to roam,
But the rent was getting higher, I could no longer stay,
So farewell unto you bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallion Braes.