[From Manx Melodies, 1922]


THE sun is rose an' fell on me
This nearly ninety years,
While I have seen my share of joy
An' shed a sight of tears.

An' now I'm in my eighty-nine
An' goin' down the hill,
I'm thinkin' tears have passed me by
But joys are with me still.

I'm takin' still my daily walk
Along the leafy lane,
An' by the low white pillar sit
To look on Ballawhane.

The little childher on me smile,
The lovely flowers I see,
An' through the little everin'
The t'rushes sing to me.


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