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AFTER AUGHRIM, by            
First Line: Do you remember long ago
Last Line: "for the green."
Subject(s): Ireland; Patriotism; Irish

Do you remember long ago,
When your lover whispered low,
"Shall I stay or shall I go,
And you answered proudly, "Go!
And join King James and strike a blow
For the Green."

Mavrone, your hair is white as snow,
Your heart is sad and full of woe,
Do you repent you bade him go,
But quick you answered proudly, "No!
For better die with Sarsfield so
Than live a slave without a blow
For the Green."

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