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I Remember I Heard Burns Afton Water

I remember i heard Burns Afton Water in the Square in Millstreet Town
Sung by an old traveling musician with gray in his hair of brown
As he played on his concertina at the September Horse Fair
The beauty in his singing voice and music wafting in the morning air

A song from the pen of Robert Burns a literary man of note
The National Bard of his Country Scotland's most famous poet
By an aged Irish traveler singer musician one who had traveled far and wide
With his family in their horse drawn caravan in the green countryside

He sung the song Afton Water as on his concertina he did play
The beauty in this wonderful memory remains with me today
As sellers for the scrutiny of buyers trotted their horses up and down
And the smell of horse was in the breeze in the Square in Millstreet Town

But the old traveling singer musician singing Afton Water was the highlight of my day
Such a memory lasts the decades and until death with one does stay
Our happiest memories of the past we do wish to retain
And in the mood for reminiscing we do visit them again

An Irish Traveler singing a song of Burns does now seem in the long ago
At the September Horse Fair in Millstreet Town going back sixty years or so
He rendered the song Afton Water as on his concertina he did play
A memory that remains with me from long ago and far away.

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