Lament for the Curlew
Author: Dave Barron
Air: The Star of the County Down (slow version)
The song laments the extermination of nature, symbolised by the Curlew, by the actions of mankind.

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Lament for the Curlew
Author: Dave Barron
Air: The Star of the County Down (slow version)
The song laments the extermination of nature, symbolised by the Curlew, by the actions of mankind.

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LAMENT FOR THE CURLEW

I hear no more the haunting cry
Of the curlew’s lonesome call
In the darkness of the night time sky
Somewhere above my hall.
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She’s fallen victim, with her kind,
To mankind’s greed for MORE.
When all is gone, it’s then we’ll find
ENOUGH is more than MORE.

Where once she called out to her mate,
In bogs by Barrow’s shore,
The empty sky is now her fate;
The bogs are there no more.
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The bog she shared with cock and teal
Is drained to make more crops;
It now contains one great big field:
No cover, gorse, or copse.
CHORUS

The mountain marsh where once she roamed
With woodcock, snipe and hare
Now just grows dry Pine tree groves.
The ground beneath is bare.
CHORUS
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“Lament for the Curlew Author: Dave Barron Air: The Star of the County Down (slow version) The song laments the extermination of nature, symbolised by the Curlew, by the actions of mankind.,” From Carlow Streams, accessed August 11, 2020, http://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/271.