The Holy Ground

Lyrics

Fare thee well, my lovely Dinah, a thousand times adieu
We are sailing away from the Holy Ground and the girls we love so true
We’ll sail the salt seas over and we’ll return for shore
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more

CHORUS
Fine girl you are!
You’re the girl that I adore,,,
And still I live in hope to see
The Holy Ground once more

Now when we’re out a-sailing and you are far behind
Fine letters will I write to you with the secrets of my mind
The secrets of my mind, my girl, you’re the girl that I adore
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more
Chorus

Oh now the storm is raging and we are far from shore
The poor old ship she’s sinking fast and the riggings they are tore
The night is dark and dreary, we can scarcely see the moon
But still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more
Chorus

It’s now the storm is over and we are safe on shore
We’ll drink a toast to the Holy Ground and the girls that we adore
We’ll drink strong ale and porter and we’ll make the rafters roar
And when our money is all spent we’ll go to sea once more
Chorus

Cork 1

Songs of Cork


Notes

The Holy Ground was a house of ill repute in Cobh.



County

Cork


Songwriter