There is an Isle

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There is an Isle, a bonnie Isle
Stands proudly from, stands proudly from the sea
And dearer far than all this world
Is that dear Isle, is that dear Isle to me
It is not, that alone it stands
Where all around is fresh and fair
But because it is my native land
And my home, my home is there
But because it is my native land
And my home, my home is there

Farewell, farewell, though lands may meet
May meet my gaze, my gaze where e’re I roam
I shall not find a spot so fair
As that dear Isle, as that dear Isle to me
It is not that alone it stands
Where all around is fresh and fair
But because it is my native land
And my home, my home is there
But because it is my native land
And my home, my home is there

Limerick 1

Songs of Limerick


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There is an Isle is the anthem of Shannon Rugby Club.
The lyrics are a Scottish poem. It was set to music in 1924 by Limerick schoolteacher Anna Maria Lynch, and has been sung after Shannon victories ever since. Traditionally, the singing is led by one singer, with each line being repeated by the crowd. Sometimes the crowd is unresponsive so my version is for those solo singers who have to carry on on their own.


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