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William Percy French

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William Percy French Poems


Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona,
I thought the birds were singing in the blackthorn tree;
But oh, it was my heart that was ringing, ringing, ringing,
With the joy that you were bringing, oh my love, to me

Abdul Abulbul Amir

The sons of the Prophet are brave men and bold
And quite unaccustomed to fear,
But the bravest by far in the ranks of the Shah,
Was Abdul Abulbul Amir.

The Mountains Of Mourne

Oh Mary this London's a wonderful sight
With people here workin' by day and by night
They don't sow potatoes, nor barley, nor wheat
But there's gangs of them diggin' for gold in the street

Remember Me

Celestial Painting (Sunset At Renvyle)

When painters leave this world, we grieve
For the hand that will work no more,
But who can say that they rest alway
On that still celestial shore?

William Percy French Comments

john barrett 01 August 2019

it has come to my attention through one John [Twin] Mc Namara of Achill that Percy French wrote a Poem called 'the Island of my Dreams' in 1903

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Berrie O'Neill 10 November 2021

I believe that is correct. I think that I can find the full poem

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Monica McIntyre 27 May 2018

Would love the words of If I was a Lady

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Taher Al-Shemaly 07 June 2009

A little is known about this man, and his pains.

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William Percy French Biography

William Percy French was the son of a landlord and a clergyman's daughter. He studied engineering at Trinity College, where he spent a lot of time in song writing, dramatics, banjo playing and watercolour painting. After graduation he was on the verge of emigrating to Canada, but was appointed to a post in a government drainage scheme in Cavan. He ...

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