"This is the American version I learned as a child. According to Wikipedia, the song originated in Ireland as a sea chanty. Some internet sites have verses concerning Pat working on the railway in England before going to America." -Nancy

Notes

*The chorus sounds like Gaelic but isn't.
**Variant: "I sailed across the ocean blue."

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