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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Ireland: Vol. V.  1876–79.
Eileen a Roon
Thomas Furlong (1794–1827)
I ’LL love thee evermore,
                Eileen a Roon! 1
I ’ll bless thee o’er and o’er,
                Eileen a Roon!
O, for thy sake I ’ll tread,        5
Where the plains of Mayo spread;
By hope still fondly led,
                Eileen a Roon!
O, how may I gain thee?
                Eileen a Roon!        10
Shall feasting entertain thee?
                Eileen a Roon;
I would range the world wide,
With love alone to guide,
To win thee for my bride,        15
                Eileen a Roon!
Then wilt thou come away?
                Eileen a Roon!
O, wilt thou come or stay?
                Eileen a Roon!        20
O yes! O yes! with thee
I will wander far and free,
And thy only love shall be
                Eileen a Roon!
A hundred thousand welcomes,        25
                Eileen a Roon!
A hundred thousand welcomes,
                Eileen a Roon!
O, welcome evermore,
With welcomes yet in store,        30
Till love and life are o’er,
                Eileen a Roon!
Note 1. Ellen, my heart’s delight. [back]

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