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Four Green Fields 1967 by Tommy Makem (1932-2007) County Armagh W hat did I have, said the fine old woman What did I have, this proud old woman did say.

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1 Four Green Fields 1967 by Tommy Makem ( ) County Armagh W hat did I have, said the fine old woman What did I have, this proud old woman did say I had four green fields, each one was a jewel But strangers came and tried to take them from me I had fine strong sons, who fought to save my jewels They fought and they died, and that was my grief said she …………………………………………… "But my sons have sons, as brave as were their fathers; My fourth green field will bloom once again," said she….. Sung by PADDY HOMAN of Cork

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3 Róisín Dubh My Dark Rosaleen An allegorical love song for Ireland One of Ireland’s most famous & historic songs, based on an older love-lyric from 16 th Century * Melody – c. 14 th century.

4 A Róisín ná bíodh brón ort fé'r éirigh dhuit Tá na bráithre 'teacht thar sáile 's iad ag triall ar muir § There’s a black grief on the plains, And a mist on the hills, There is a fury on the mountains, And that is no wonder, I would empty out the wild ocean With the shell of an egg, If I could be at peace with thee, My Róisín Dubh.

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