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Song For Ireland

  • (Phil & June Colclough)

    Living on your western shore
    Saw summer sunsets, asked for more
    I stood by your Atlantic Sea
    And sang a song for Ireland

    Walking all the day
    Near tall towers where falcons build their nests
    Silver-winged they fly
    They know the call of freedom in their breasts
    Saw Black Head against the sky
    With twisted rocks run to the sea

    Talking all the day
    With true friends who try to make you stay
    Telling jokes and news
    Singing songs to pass the night away
    Watched the Galway salmon run
    Like silver dancing, darting in the sun

    Drinking all the day
    In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
    Someone touched the bow
    He played a reel it seems so grand and gay
    Stood on Dingle Beach and cast
    In wild foam we found Atlantic bass

    Dreaming in the night
    I saw a land where no man had to fight
    Waking in your dawn
    I saw you crying in the morning light
    Lying where the falcons fly
    They twist and turn in your air-blue sky

    (as sung by De Dannan)

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