A SPRIG OF GREEN

Famine boats, the rain, the Queen, 

Baltimore and Skibbereen

Sailing far away from Clare

has clearly blurred me thinkin’ 

When we got to Yankeeland 

they shoved a gun into our hands.

Saying Paddy you must go 

and fight for Lincoln.”

               New York, July, 1861

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