Penny For The Boatman

03:35
The Kerry Boys
2009-10-00
Pierce Campbell / Twelfth Octave Music

Lyrics

The long journey is almost done Sun’s setting twilights begun A river vast and thick as oil On which the boatman forever toils Keep your eye upon the penny meant to pay the boatman No gold or silver can be used to reach the other side Keep the copper in you eye or roam the banks forever No penny for the boatman, no penny for the ride No penny for the boatman, no penny for the ride Pockets empty of the boatman’s fare To cross alone one would never dare Without the coin the journey never ends Seeking payment his hand extends A stranger’s kindness and a copper gift Will ensure the boatman’s oars are swift The soul is yearning as the shore draws nigh Copper tears of relief are cried

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