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On the second Sunday
Annie be my guide
Liberty's a welcome
To an aching eye

We'll grow up together
Far away from home
Crossed the sea and ocean
To the land of hope

Kingstown to Liverpool
Crossing the Irish Sea
You gotta keep your wits on you
Where you lay your head
Six minute medical
Leaving no chalk on me
Goodbye Ellis Island, hello land of free

Every man and woman
Every girl and boy
Sing out Ellis Island
Sing a song of hope
Sing for us together
Sing we're not alone
Sing we'll go back someday
Sing we will belong

When the leaves are falling
Sky is upon the ground
We will come together
Sing of Ireland

Thanking Ellis Island
Thank you, USA
You gave us a home here
Crying a brand new day

Queenstown to New York bay
Wild Atlantic Ocean
You gotta keep your wits on you
Where you lay your head
Six minute medical
Leaving no chalk on me
Goodbye Ellis Island, hello land of free

Every man and woman
Every girl and boy
Sing out Ellis Island
Sing a song of hope
Sing for us together
Sing we're not alone
Sing we'll go back someday
Sing we will belong

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Sing for us together
Sing we're not alone
Sing we'll go back someday
Sing we will belong

Sing out Ellis Island
Sing we're not alone
Sing we'll go back someday
Sing we will belong
Sing we will belong

Song Details

Ellis Island is a song that tells a story of immigration to America from Ireland, specifically the difficult journey taken by many Irish people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lyrics describe the journey across the sea, the arrival at Ellis Island, and the hope for a new life in America.

Ellis Island is located in Upper New York Bay, situated within the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York, and was the busiest immigrant inspection and processing station in the United States. From 1892 to 1954, nearly 12 million immigrants arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey were processed there under federal law.

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