by Agnes Shakespeare Higginson (1864 - 1955), as Moira O'Neill

At Sea
Language: English 
'Tis the long blue Head o' Garron
	From the sea,
Och, we're sailin' past the Garron
	On the sea.
Now Glen Ariff lies behind,
Where the waters fall an' wind
By the willows o' Glen Ariff to the sea.

Ould Luirgedan rises green
	By the sea,
Ay, he stands between the Glens
	An' the sea.
Now we're past the darklin' caves,
Where the breakin' summer waves
Wander in wi' their trouble from the sea.

But Cushendun lies nearer
	To the sea,
An' thon's a shore is dearer
	Still to me,
For the land that I am leavin'
Sure the heart I have is grievin',
But the ship has set her sails for the sea.

Och, what's this is deeper
	Than the sea?
An' what's this is stronger
	Nor the sea?
When the call is "all or none",
An' the answer "all for one"
Then we be to sail away across the sea.

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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 28
Word count: 152