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Although it must be hard to leave all the things you know, the place you grew up in and your family, the woman in this song does just that. She does not care for waiting for the man she loves; she wants to join him and discover a new home far across the ocean. It’s both the vigor of this woman and the wish for something new that appealed to Margot when she learned the song.

lyrics

It being in spring and the small birds they were singing
Down by a shady arbour I carelessly did stray
Thrushes they were warbling
And violets they were charming
For to hear two lovers talking a while I did delay

She said, "My love, don't leave me, for yet another season
Though fortune may be pleasing I'll come along with you
I'll forsake friends and relations and leave this Irish nation
And to the bonnie Bann banks forever I'll bid adieu"

He said, "My love, don't grieve me or yet annoy my patience
You know I love you dearly although I'm going away
I'm going to some foreign nation to purchase a plantation
For to comfort us hereafter all in America."

So fare thee well, sweet Craigie Hill, where ofttimes I have wandered
I never thought in my childhood I'd part you any more
But we're sailing on the ocean for honour and promotion
And the bonny boat's sailing way down by Doorin shore

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from Live at De Parel van Zuilen, released April 29, 2017
Traditional Irish song.

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The Lasses Amsterdam, Netherlands

Margot and Sophie met at Victor Lacken's Wednesday session in Mulligans and found out their voices went very well together: Margots husky alto and Sophies emotive soprano complement each other rather nicely. Irish traditionals and folkie standards brought to the stage or the street in tender harmony! ... more

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