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Oh father dear I oft times hear you speak of Erin's isle

Her lofty scenes and valleys green her mountains rude and wild

They say it is a lovely land wherein a prince might dwell

Oh why did you abandon it the reason to me tell.

Oh  son, I loved my native land with energy and pride

Til a blight came o’er my crops my sheep and cattle died

My rent and taxes were too high I could not them redeem

And that's the cruel reason that I left old Skibbereen.

Oh well I do remember that bleak November's day

That landlord and the sheriff came to drive us all away

They set my roof on fire with his cursed English spleen

And that's another reason why I left old Skibbereen.