Collection of Irish Song Lyrics

Take Me Home To Mayo

Author: unknown

Chorus
Take me home to Mayo
across the Irish Sea
Home again in Mayo
where once I roamed so free
Take me home to Mayo
and let my body lie
Home at last in Mayo
beneath an Irish sky

My name is Michael Gaughan
From Ballina I came
I saw my people sufferin'
and swore to break their chains
I took the boat to England
prepared to fight or die
Far away from Mayo
beneath and English Sky Chorus

My body's cold and hungry
in Parkhurst Jail I lie
for the loving of my country
on hunger strike I'll die
I have but one last longing
I pray you'll not deny
bury me in Mayo
beneath my Irish sky Chorus

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