But soon again I’ll bid adieu,
With a heaving sigh and wistful ee,
Unto the girl that I love,
Who constant is and true to me.
Again the ocean I mus cross,
In hopes of greater wealth to gain,
And tho’ the seas between us be,
My heart is always thine, the same.
Adieu, my love, a fond adieu,
A parting kiss, and then farewell;
And still you’ll find, it is all love
To thee, in whom my heart does dwell.
Once I had hopes of staying here
To spend my future days in peace;
But since it is ordained so,
I’ll give to thee my last good wish.
May thou as flowers in summer flourish.
Thy tender heart be always gay;
And may thou always constant prove
Unto the lad that’s far away.
Farewell again, the ship doth wait,
She stately on the waves doth ride;
Oh ! constant be, and I’ll return
To make thee my sweet and charming bride.
ANSWER TO THE HAPPY STRANGERS.
Once was a stranger, in a far country did roam,
(illegible text)n young Jemmy of Newry came to me alone,
(illegible text) said, My dear jewel now tell me I pray,
how you came to wander in a desert this way.