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Many Young Men of Twenty

John Brendan Keane
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Many young men of twenty said goodbye
On that long day
From the break of dawn until the sun was high
Many young men of twenty said goodbye 

They left the mountains and the glens
The lassies and the fine young men
I saw a tear in every girl and boy
Many young men of twenty said goodbye 

Last night I held my darling in my arms
Farewell, my love, it breaks my heart to see you cry
Farewell my love for maybe I will die
Many young men of twenty said goodbye 

Many young men of twenty said goodbye
On that long day
From the break of dawn until the sun was high
Many young men of twenty said goodbye

My boy Willie sailed away
And the big ship went away
He sailed away and left me here to cry
Many young men of twenty said goodbye

 Many young men of twenty said goodbye
On that long day
From the break of dawn until the sun was high
Many young men of twenty said goodbye 

I wish that I was back again
Beside my darling in the glen
We'd sit and watch the small birds as they fly
Many young men of twenty said goodbye 

Many young men of twenty said goodbye
On that long day
From the break of dawn until the sun was high
Many young men of twenty said goodbye


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