Sisters of Yass

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We left Rochfortbridge in the county of Meath,
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Bound for a land far away from our home,
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The green field behind us, the future unclear
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Travelling into the unknown

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Far away    we       lie,
Under a sun burnt sky,
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In our dreams we fly back to our home
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Ireland cool and green,
Family and Friends un-seen,
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We are sharing a message of love
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We are sharing a message of love

We first set foot in Yass, eighteen seventy five,
Strange country and people with hope in their eyes,
We brought wisdom and caring, built convent and school,
Sharing the joys of our home

We taught the young children, whatever their race,
Education is something to be given to all,
But with a government ruled by the small minds of men,
Native children were forced from our school.

Our legacy started a hundred years past,
But our voices still can be heard
In the laughter of children through Mt Carmel’s Halls
Our memories faithfully held


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