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Albert "Russell" McKay Diary, 1909-1916


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Barney mccoy, or come to my arms norah darling,

Iam going far away suck an angel behinds it will break my heart into which i fondly give to you, and ms other one so loosing kind and lure.

(chows) Then come to my arms norah darling bid your friends and was old ireland good bye and its happy we will be in that dear land of the free leaving happy with your barney mecoy.

(2) i would go with you Barney darling but the reason why i told you of before it would break my mothers heart. if from her i had to part and go roaming without you barney meboy

(3) Iam going far away norah darling just as sure there a god that i ador. But remeber what i say that until the judgement day your will never see your barney meboy.


I would go with you barney darling if my mother and the rest of them we there for i know we would be flest in that dear land of the went. Loving happy with you Barney meboys.

(5) Iam going far away norah darling and the ship is now at aaishore in the boy and before the merrories.

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