Nor right, nor left, nor any road I see a comrade face, Nor word to lift the heart in me I hear in any place; They leave me, who pass by me, to my loneliness and care, Without a house to draw my step nor a fire that I might share! Ochone, before our people knew the scatt'ring of the dearth, Before they saw potatoes rot and melt black in the earth, I might have stood in Connacht, on the top of Cruchmaelinn, And all around me I would see the hundreds of my kin.
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Song Cycle by Aloys Fleischmann (b. 1910)
?. Caoine  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Padraic Colum (1881 - 1972), "A Rann of Exile", appears in Wild Earth, first published 1907 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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I know you, Crane [ ... ]
- by Padraic Colum (1881 - 1972), "Crane", appears in Creatures, first published 1927, copyright © [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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