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Grace O'Malley part 5 ©

Hugh de Lacy

Joe Sharp
Stra'ven, Scotland
2005

She had found him lying and dying on the rocks
A ship-wrecked matelot whose life was nearly over
With tender loving care and combing through his locks
He was soon back to health and she took him as her lover

‘Twas the first time ever emotion played a part
Tugging so gently at Grace O’Malley’s heart
The affair was soon to end for Grace and her sailor-boy
He was cruelly killed by a rival clan from Ballycroy

With the MacMahons’ on pilgrimage to the island of Cahir
The Pirate Queen set sails and sped at break-neck speed
Sinking all their ships in the harbour off the pier
Killing the chieftain and perpetrators of the deed


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