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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
A Broken Song
By Moira O’Neill (1864–1955)
 
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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