In the days I went a courting,
I was seldom done resorting
In the alehouse and the playhouse,
And many痴 the house between

I told me brother Seamus
I'd go off and get right famous
And when I'd come back home again
I'd have seen the whole wide world

And it痴 goodbye Muirsheen Durkin,
I知 sick and tired of working,
I値l no more dig the praties,
I値l no more be fool.

For as sure as me name is Carney
I am off to California
Instead of digging praties
I'll be digging lumps of gold.

Farewell to all the girls at home,
I知 bound away across the foam
I知 off to seek me fortune
In far America

There's silver and gold aplenty
For the poor and for the gentry And when I come back again
I never more will stray