Emigrant’s Farewell (Farewell My Love and Remember Me)

A song I originally heard from Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh on her album Fáinne an Lae (Daybreak). Here is a lovely version from Rosie Carson & Kevin Dempsey.

Emigrant’s Farewell (Farewell My Love and Remember Me)

Our ship, she is ready to sail away
And it’s come, my sweet comrades, o’er the stormy sea
Her snow-white wings are all unfurled
And soon will swim in a watery world

Chorus (after each verse): 
Don’t forget, love, do not grieve
For my heart is true and cannot deceive
My hand and heart I will give to thee
So farewell, my love, and remember me

Farewell, sweet Dublin’s hills and braes
To Killiney Mountain’s silvery streams
Where many’s the fine long summer’s day
We loitered hours of joy away

It’s now I must bid a long adieu
To Wicklow and its beauties, too
Avoca’s vales where lovers meet
There to discourse in absence sweet

Farewell, sweet Delgany, likewise the glen
The Dargle waterfall and then
The lovely scenes surrounding Bray
Shall be my thoughts when far away