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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mallow Bill

He fished in the Blackwater River when his hair was chestnut brown
Back in the early fifties Bill from Mallow Town
In nineteen fifty five he arrived by ship in the Port of Melbourne when he was twenty three
Far south of his old Hometown a new land for to see
In Carlton in Melbourne he met the love of his life
But love can have it's heartaches she was not to be his wife
For she died in a motoring accident on what was his life's saddest day
That life has many an up and down is only true to say
For years Bill lived in Geelong in Victoria where time became his foe
In the pub he often talked of his younger years in Mallow years ago
Last year he died in his early eighties his bones in Geelong lay
And those who knew him say of him a gentleman in every way
To everyone who knew him he was known as Mallow Bill
And a heart that beat with kindness is now forever still.
Francis Duggan
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