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MRS DEATH'S DAINTIE DITTIES
BANKS OF THE BANN, THE

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THE BANKS OF THE BANN

 

 

When first to this country a stranger I came

I placed my affection with a comely young dame

She being fair and tender, her waist small and slender

Twas nature had formed her for my over throw

 

On the banks of the Bann, it was there I first met her,

She appeared like an angel or Egypts fair Queen

Her eyes like the diamonds or stars brightly shinning

Shes one of the fairest in the world I have seen

 

Now it was her cruel parents that first caused a variance

Because they where rich and above my degree

But I do endeavour to gain my loves favour

Although she is come from a high family

 

Now my name is Delaney its a name that wont shame me

And if I'd saved money I'd never have roamed

But drinking and sporting night rambling and courting

Are the cause of my ruin and absence from home

Well if I had all the riches that are in the Indies

Id but rings on her fingers and gold in her ears

And ever on the banks of that lovely Bann river

In all kinds of splendour Id live with my dear

 

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