Barney McCoy

H.J. Wehman, Song Publisher, 50 Chatham St., N. Y.

BARNEY McCoy.

I am going far away, Norah darling,
And leaving such an angel far behind;
It will break my heart in two, which I fondly gave to you,
And no other one so loving, kind and true.

I would go with you, Barney darling,
But the reason why I told you oft before:
It would break my poor mother’s heart if from her I had to part,
And go roaming with you, Barney McCoy.

I am going far away, Norah darling,
Just as sure as there’s a God that I adore;
But remember what I say: that until the judgment day,
You will never see your Barney any more.

I would go with you, Barney darling,
If my mother and the rest of them were there,
For t know we would be blest in that dear land of the West,
Living happy with your Barney McCoy.

I am going going far away, Norah darling,
And the ship is now anchored at the bay,
And before to-morrow you will hear the signal gun,
So be ready—it will carry us away.

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