Galway Bay

Album: Top O' The Morning: His Irish Collection (1947)
Charted: 3
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  • If you ever go across the sea to Ireland
    Then maybe at the closing of your day
    You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
    And watch the barefoot gossoons at their play

    Just to hear again the ripple of the trout stream
    The women in the meadows making hay
    And to sit beside a turf fire in the cabin
    And see the sun go down on Galway Bay

    For the breezes blowing over the seas from Ireland
    Are perfumed by the heather as they blow
    And the women in the uplands diggin' prates
    Speak a language that the strangers do not know

    For the strangers came and tried to teach us their way
    They scorned us just for being what we are
    But they might as well go chasing after moonbeams
    Or light a penny candle from a star

    And if there is going to be a life hereafter
    And faith I am sure there's going to be
    I will ask my God to let me make my heaven
    In that dear land across the Irish sea Writer/s: Arthur Colahan
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