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The Irish Rover Lyrics

On the fourth of July 1806
We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
For the grand city hall in New York
T'was a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore and aft
And oh how the wild wind drove her

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2012 report

    The song is about a great and grand, though unconventional, ship called the Irish Rover and the unfortunate fate she meets as she sails from Cork to New York City. This is a very old song also performed by Shane MacGowan, the Dubliners, and many others.

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