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Padraic Colum (1881–1972).  Anthology of Irish Verse.  1922.
 
89. In Spain: Drinking Song
 
By Emily Lawless
 
 
MANY are praised, and some are fair,
But the fairest of all is She,
And he who misdoubts let him have a care,
For her liegemen sworn are we!
Then Ho! for the land that is green and grey,        5
The land of all lands the best,
For the South is bright and the East is gay,
But the sun shines last in the West,
  The West!
The sun shines last in the West!        10
 
A queen is she, though a queen forlorn,
A queen of tears from her birth,
Ragged and hungry, woeful and worn,
Yet the fairest Fair on the earth.
 
Then here’s to the land that is green and grey,        15
The land of all lands the best!
For the South is bright, and the East is gay,
But the sun shines last in the West,
  The West!
The sun shines last in the West!        20
 

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