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The Ship Is Ready To Sail Away (Ryan's Fancy) video
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The ship is ready to sail away,
Come, comrades, over the stormy sea;
Her snow white wings they are unfurled,
And soon we shall swim on a watery world.

Do not grieve, love, do not grieve,
The heart is true and cannot deceive;
My heart and hand I give to thee,
So, farewell my love and remember me.

Farewell to the Dublin hills and vales,
To the Kilkenny mountains and silvery seas;
Where many the long, long summer days,
We have loitered many's an hour away.

Do not grieve, love, do not grieve,
The heart is true and cannot deceive;
My heart and hand I give to thee,
So, farewell my love and remember me.

Oh wherein, my dear, it grieves my heart,
To think, from you I'll have to part;
Where friend was ever so dear and kind,
In sorrow now I must leave behind.

Do not grieve, love, do not grieve,
The heart is true and cannot deceive;
My heart and hand I give to thee,
So, farewell my love and remember me.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a 19th-century Irish broadside ballad, Remember Me, published by P Brereton (Dublin) c.1867, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: 2806 b.9(3) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Irish Love Songs, trk#7, 1982 LP, Boot Records).

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