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TIPPERARY: 5. BY OUR OWN EUGENE FIELD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've been on many a lengthy trip since that I was
Last Line: There.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Field, Eugene (1850-1895); Tipperary, Ireland; Tourists; Travel; Journeys; Trips


I've been on many a lengthy trip since that I was a boy,
And some have filled my breast with pain and some my soul with joy;
I've taken brief excursion trips and journeys overlong,
And each of them I've made the theme of story or of song.
I've been to California and I've been to New-foundland;
I've shipped along the Danube and I've sailed the Rio Grande;
But no trip I have taken yet is worthy to compare
With that to Tipperary, for
My
Heart's
Right
There.

I've been to Red Hoss Mountain, where the boys was rough and true;
I've been to Colorado, where the summer skies is blue;
To Boston, Mass., to Bangor, Maine, to Providence, R. I.,
To Baltimore, Schenectady, Los Angeles, and Rye;
I've been to Tallahassee, Texarkana, Jacksonville;
To Springfield, O., and Springfield, Mo., and Springfields, Mass. and III.,
But, if I choose my pilgrimage, I much prefer to fare
Me forth to Tipperary, for
My
Heart's
Right
There.

The Piccadilly Ponies and the Leicester Square Sextette
Are powerless to draw my eye or make my heart forget.
No Persian princess on her throne, no dame of high degree,
No lady in her limousine can lure my love from me.
Let others by the blandishments of Broadway be beguiled,
I go to Tipperary, just to see a little child.
By-low and sleep, my prettikins, God bless your curly hair!
It's far to Tipperary, but
My
Heart's
Right
There.




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