Dawning of My Life

In the dawning in the morning, in the dawning in the morning,

Tomorrow is the golden day, in the dawning of my life.

I saw this big ship sail on Belfast lock, the scarves all waved, the hats all doffed?
I thought when she sails then I’ll be off, in the dawning of my life.

My name’s Jack Feeney, I’m 19, in nineteen twelve in the land of green,
I want better things than I have seen, in the dawning of my life.

Life is hard in Ballyclaw, I’m finding out what life is for,
I’ll not fight for England in a war, in the dawning of my life.

They’ll be Paddy Boyle and Mick Murphy, in New York there to welcome me,
By the statue of my liberty, in the dawning of my life.

The Titanic she’ll sail far away, she’ll take me to the USA,
Tomorrow is a golden day, in the dawning of my life.

Bess Brannigan is Ireland’s best, she’ll join me when I’ve made my nest,
She’ll wave me as the sun sinks west, in the dawning of my life.

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