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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Carol's Dad

Towards the end of his life he had suffered but of suffering he set himself free
And his final wish by his family was granted that his ashes be scattered at sea
Far north of this Land he was born and far north of here he went to school
And maybe the ocean waves took him back home again to Liverpool.

He grew up beside the famed Mersey and in Liverpool he met his wife
And here in this Southern Country they grew old and lived out their life
And here in the Land of the Dreamtime he worked hard to support his family
Far south of the green shores of England and his old Hometown by the sea

His daugther Carol McCoy is a singer and she has such a great singing voice
And everytime I hear her singing the joybells in my heart rejoice
She is such a warm hearted person and laughter comes to her easily
Her father remains as her role model she says he did so much for me.

She is such a beautiful songster her voice to it has a sweet ring
He would feel so proud of his daughter 'twould bring him joy to hear her sing
The audience always beg for an encore from Carol and their applause for her is prolonged and loud
And to know she makes others so happy would make him so happy and proud.

He was a good son of the Mersey and his soul will live forever more
And his ashes carried by the ocean currents may end up on his Homeland shore
Remembered by everyone who knew him as one well worthy of recall
As one who was decent and generous and who believed in a fair go for all.
Francis Duggan
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