I Am Dying (Johnny Burke)

I am dying, Cathleen, dying,
What was fading now grows bright;
Earthly dreams o'er me are lying,
Angels I shall see tonight.

I am dying, Cathleen, dying,
Now I hear one heavenly splash;
I am dying, Cathleen, dying -
I am dyeing my moustache.

####.... Johnny Burke [1851-1930] of St John's, NL ....####
Published in Burke's Ballads, p.13, c.1960, compiled by John White and archived at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Libraries, Centre For Newfoundland Studies - Digitized Books collection.

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