Paddy's Lamentation

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Paddy's Lamentation (euskaraz Paddyren Aieneak, Paddy irlandarrek jaso ohi duten ezizena da) irlandar abesti herrikoi bat da.

XIX. mendean egile ezezagunak konposatu eta idatzitako abestia da, bertan halabeharrez AEBra joan eta Ameriketako Estatu Batuetako Gerra Zibilan Iparraldeko Yankeen edota Batasunaren alde parte hartu zuten irlandar etorkinen gorabeherak kontatzen da (Abraham Lincolnen alde borrokatu beharra izan zutela argi aipatzen baita), gehienak Iparraldeko edo Batasunaren aldean, Hegoaldeko edo Konfederatuen aldean irlandarra ere izan arren, irlandar etorkin gehienak Iparraldeko hiri handietan bizitzen jarri baitziren.

Zineman hainbat fimetan agertu izan den abestia da, ziurrenik denetan ospetsuena Linda Thompson abeslariak Gangs of New York filman abestutako bertsioa delarik.

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Well it's by the hush, me boys, and sure that's to hold your noise
And listen to poor Paddy's sad narration
I was by hunger pressed, and in poverty distressed
So I took a thought I'd leave the Irish nation

Here's to you boys, now take my advice
To America I'll have ye's not be going
There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar
And I wish I was at home in dear old Dublin

Well I sold me ass and cow, my little pigs and sow
My little plot of land I soon did part with
And me sweetheart Bid McGee, I'm afraid I'll never see
For I left her there that morning broken-hearted

Well meself and a hundred more, to America sailed o'er
Our fortunes to be made [sic] we were thinkin'
When we got to Yankee land, they shoved a gun into our hands
Saying "Paddy, you must go and fight for Lincoln"

General Meagher to us he said, if you get shot or lose your head
Every murdered soul of youse will get a pension
Well meself I lost me leg, they gave me a wooden peg,
And by God this is the truth to you I mention

Well I think meself in luck, if I get fed on Indian buck
And old Ireland is the country I delight in
With the devil, I do say, it's curse Americay
For I think I've had enough of your hard fightin'

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