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O who, my dear Dermot

Language: English

O who, my dear Dermot,
Has dar'd to deceive thee,
And what's the dishonour
This gold is to buy?
Back, back to thy tempter,
Or Norah shall leave thee,
To hide her in woods,
And in deserts to die.

O look at yon lark,
Where the sky shines so brightly,
Say why does it carol
Its echoing lay:
Is't singing so gaily
And mounting so lightly,
Because it finds gold
In the dawn of the day?

O Dermot, thy heart is
With agony swelling,
For once it was honest,
And honour its law.
An Irishman thou, and
Have bribes in thy dwelling!
Back, back, to thy tempter,
Go, Erin go Bragh!

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2005-09-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
Line count: 24
Word count: 111

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