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An Irish harvest day, song / Dan McGonigle, singing in English

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As I walk down London city ‘neath a sky that’s dark and grey
I cannot hear familiar sounds my mind is drifting away
Across the deep blue ocean and down that old roadway
To see again the threshing mill on an Irish harvest day.

It’s an Irish harvest day that’s long passed away
Beautiful memory ‘twill never decay
And no matter where I wander no matter where I stray
I’ll tread again my footsteps home on an Irish harvest day.

I can see my dear old mother outside her cabin door
Singing some old Irish song I long to hear once more
At the window there she’s waiting with the kind word she might say
God bless you all and welcome home on an Irish harvest day.

It’s an Irish harvest day that’s long passed away
Beautiful memory that never will decay
And no matter where I wander no matter where I stray
I’ll tread again my footsteps home on an Irish harvest day.

Now everything is changed now there is no-one there no more
The roses are all dead and gone around the homestead door
And the young folks are all scattered and the old ones passed away
And there’s no-one left to greet me on this Irish harvest day.

It’s an Irish harvest day that’s long passed away
Beautiful memory ‘twill never decay
No matter where I wander no matter where I stray
I’ll tread again my footsteps home on an Irish harvest day.

An Irish harvest day, song / Dan McGonigle, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:580-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer:Dan McGonigle
Title:An Irish harvest day [sound recording] / Dan McGonigle, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:26 June 1992
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 180
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Playlist: The Inishowen singers ; and other songs

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