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There’s Union in Reunion

It was in the Mayflower Ballroom in the town of Drumshanbo

Where I met my former comrades that I’d worked with long ago

In the mountains of Arigna where we mined for hard crow-coal

And there’s nothing brings you closer than the men who shared your soul


There’s union in reunion in the ballroom

There’s union in reunion in the hall

There’s union in reunion in the ballroom

Where mining men are comrades all


In the county of Roscommon is a Connaught Coalfield scene

That is sleeping in my memory like a winter’s morning dream

For it’s there up in those mountains that I first went to the mine

And I crossed myself in worship as I entered that dark shrine


Oh there’s Wynne, O’Reilly, Leyden and more names that I can tell

That are carved in mining history and I’m sure you know them well

But the names that mean much more to me are those around me now

In the ballroom of Drumshanbo for those coal seams we did plough


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