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October Winds

Ireland.
MIDI


    The October winds lament around
         the castle of Dromore.
    Yet peace is in her lofty halls,
         my loving treasure store.
    Though autumn leaves may droop and die,
         a bud of spring are you.

    Chorus:
         Sing hush-a-bye loo, la loo, lo-lan,
         Sing hush-a-bye loo-la-loo.


    Bring no ill-wind to hinder us,
         my helpless babe and me,
    Dread spirits of the Blackwater,
         Clan Owen's wild banshee,
    And Holy Mary pitying us
         in heaven for grace does sue.

    Chorus:
         Sing hush-a-bye loo, la loo, lo-lan,
         Sing hush-a-bye loo-la-loo.


    Take time to thrive, my ray of hope,
         in the garden of Dromore,
    Take heed, young eaglet, till thy wings
         are feathered fit to soar.
    A little rest and then the world
         is full of work to do.

    Chorus:
         Sing hush-a-bye loo, la loo, lo-lan,
         Sing hush-a-bye loo-la-loo.