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1 HIS boat comes on the sunny tide,
2 And briskly moves the flashing oar,
3 The boatmen carol by his side,
4 And blythely near the welcome shore.
5 How softly Shannon's currents flow,
6 His shadow in the stream I see;
7 The very waters seem to know,
8 Dear is the freight they bear to me.
9 His eager bound, his hasty tread,
10 His well-known voice I'll shortly hear;
11 And oh, those arms so kindly spread!
12 That greeting smile! that manly tear!
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13 In other lands, when far away,
14 My love with hope did never twain;
15 I saw him thus, both night and day,
16 To Shannon's banks returned again.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG, WRITTEN FOR AN IRISH MELODY.
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Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851. Fugitive Verses. By Joanna Baillie, author of “Dramas on the Passions,“ etc. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXL., 1840, pp. 354-355.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [40.17].)

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