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The Holy Ground (Trad)

Traditional. Arr. Jimmy Crowley / Mary Black
Farewell my lovely Johnny, a thousand times adieu You are going away from the holy ground And the ones that love you true You will sail the salt seas over And then return for sure To see again the ones you love And the holy ground once more You're on the salt sea sailing And I am safe behind Fond letters I will write to you The secrets of my mind And the secrets of my mind, my love You're the one that I adore Still I live in hopes you'll see The holy ground once more I see the storm a risin' And it's coming quick and soon And the night's so dark and cloudy You can scarcely see the moon And the secrets of my mind, my love You're the one that I adore And still I live in hopes you'll see The holy ground once more But now the storms are over And you are safe and well We will go into a public house And we'll sit and drink our fill We will drink strong ale and porter And we'll make the rafters roar And when our money it is all spent You'll go to sea once more You're the one that I adore And still I live in hopes that you'll see The holy ground once more

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The Holy Ground
(1993)
- Track 5 -
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Song for Ireland
(1998)
- Track 10 -
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Live at the Olympia (2002)
Mary Black Live
(2003)
- DVD Track 13 -
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Mary Black Live
(2003)
- DVD Track 13 -
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