My Name Was MacNarae

Cat. #1253 (MFH #868) - As sung by Mrs. Lee (Floy) Huskey, Blue Eye, Missouri on October 11, 1971

An my name is MacNare an' I came from far away
From a little Irish home across th sea
Our little farm was small, it would not support us all
So, one of us was forced to leave our home

Though I bade them all goodbye, with a tear drop in my eye
And I sailed from Castle Garden all alone
I'm an honest Irish lad and of work I'm not afraid
If it's pleasure to you, I will sing or dance
I'll do anything you say, if you'll only name th day
That you'll give an honest Irish lad a chance