Galway Bay

Graham Johnson, Ann MurrayBuy this song

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland 
Then maybe at the closing of your day 
You will sit and watch the moonrise over Claddagh 
And see the sun go down on Galway Bay 
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 watch the barefoot gossoons at their play 
For the breezes blowing over the seas from Ireland 
Are perfumed by the heather as they blow 
And the women in the uplands digging praties 

Speak a language that the strangers do not know 
For the strangers came and tried to teach 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 somehow 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


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