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Leaving on the Evening Tide

I am leaving on the evening tide
Now Mother don't go cryin'
For my own tears are hard enough to hide
And won't survive sad parting
For I am bound away to Americay
No I can't delay, No my mind won't change
Let your young man say goodbye, before your boy begins to cry
I am leaving on the evening tide
I am leaving on the evening tide

Look here old man, I've done all I can
I can't rise up your burden
For the land is done, and your course is run
Mine is barely begun
So I am bound away, and I know what you'll say
You'll curse the day that you gave me my name
And with your heart so betrayed with cruelty and pride
But I am leaving on the evening tide
I am leaving on the evening tide

I am leaving on the evening tide
Make no mistake my darling
And were I to gaze once more into your eyes
I would still be in your arms by morning
So I am bound away before the break of day
This note explains what I could never say
Please don't wait for me, forget the tears we cried
I am leaving on the evening tide
I am leaving on the evening tide

####.... Ron Hynes ....####
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