Paddy Murphy

Paddy Murphy as a young man emigrated he left the high green fields of Claramore
His journey to the U S it did take him far distant from Hibernia's windswept shore
In the U S he worked hard for his fortune and returned to marry Theresa Corcoran of Millstreet Town's West End
Where they raised their children and grew old together and where he was known and made many a friend
He will be missed by everyone who knew him in Millstreet where he lived out his long life
As a loving father to his lovely daughters and an ever faithful husband to Theresa his good wife
On the last time i spoke to Paddy Murphy the gray fog old Clara's face was rolling down
And Finnow bank high was flowing to the Blackwater on that November day in Millstreet Town
I little thought then that i never more would see him and since then one hundred seasons have gone by
In Millstreet like everywhere the changes have been happening though on looking back the years just seem to fly
A decent and hard working fellow Paddy Murphy about him he had such an honest way
And good memories of him will live on in Millstreet though amongst the Parish deceased he now lay
Good people like him deserve to be remembered though sad to think his kind heart is forever still
His last remains are now at rest forever in St Mary's within view of Cashman's Hill.

by Francis Duggan

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