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City Of Chicago

  • (Barry Moore)

    In the city of Chicago, as the evening shadows fall
    There are people dreaming of the hills of Donegal

    Eighteen forty-seven was the year it all began
    Deadly pains of hunger drove a million from the land
    They journeyed not for glory, their motive wasn't greed
    A voyage of survival across the stormy sea

    To the city of Chicago, as the evening shadows fall
    There are people dreaming of the hills of Donegal

    Some of them knew fortune and some of them knew fame
    More of them knew hardship, died upon the plane
    They spread throughout the nation, they rode the railroad cars
    Brought their songs and music to ease their lonely hearts

    To the city of Chicago, as the evening shadows fall
    There are people dreaming of the hills of Donegal

    As sung by Christy Moore

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  • [1984:] Based on the famine years when so many hundreds of thousands emigrated to America, leaving behind millions who died of hunger. (Christy Moore Songbook 114)

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