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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Moira O'Neill. 
 
81. A Broken Song
 
'WHERE am I from?' From the green hills of Erin. 
'Have I no song then?' My songs are all sung. 
'What o' my love?' 'Tis alone I am farin'. 
Old grows my heart, an' my voice yet is young. 
  
'If she was tall?' Like a king's own daughter.         5
'If she was fair?' Like a mornin' o' May. 
When she'd come laughin' 'twas the runnin' wather, 
When she'd come blushin' 'twas the break o' day. 
  
'Where did she dwell?' Where one'st I had my dwellin'. 
'Who loved her best?' There's no one now will know.  10
'Where is she gone?' Och, why would I be tellin'! 
Where she is gone there I can never go. 
 
 
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