Under Irish Skies
 A Journey Through the Places of Origin

By Edmundo Murray

The Pampa's Fairest Child
By J. J. M.*

It's not from home this fair one's come
Tho' handsome is her mien
She's a fair lass non can surpass
Born on the Pampa Plain.
My wishes keen have always been
And they still hold out unfailed
to love this dame unknown to fame
The Pampa's Fairest Child.

When I saw today her smiles so gay
Cupid did me enchain
Perchance ere long if fortune's strong
Her affections I may gain
Her looks do show she's handsome O
She leaves one all beguiled
Her winning glance I met by chance
The Pampa's Fairest Child.

'Tis natural for me living free
Amongst the gaucho tribe
To be carried away' by this maid so gay
Whose beauty I can't describe.
Some people say I'm led astray
And harbour thoughts too wild
In loving this one and others none
The Pampa's Fairest Child.


* 'El Monitor de la Campaña' N° 40
(Capilla del Señor, 25 March 1872)


The Midlands III
Westmeath, Longford, Offaly


The Society for Irish Latin American Studies, 2005

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