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When New York was Irish, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English ; words & music Terence Winch

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I'll sing you a song of days long ago
when the people from Galway and the County Mayo
from all over Ireland came over to stay
and take up a new life in Americay

They were ever so happy, they were ever so sad
To grow old in a new world in good times or bad
All the parties and weddings, the ceilis and wakes
When New York was Irish, full of joy and heartbreaks

We worked on the subways, we ran the saloons
We built all the bridges, we played all the tunes
We put out the fires and controlled City Hall
We started with nothing and wound up with it all

We were ever so happy, we were ever so sad
To grow old in a new world in good times or bad
All the parties and weddings, the ceilis and wakes
When New York was Irish, full of joy and heartbreaks

You could travel from Kingsbridge to Queens or mid town
from Highbridge to Bay Ridge, from up town to down
from the East Side to the seaside's, sweet summer scenes
We made New York City our island of dreams

We were ever so happy, we were ever so sad
To grow old in a new world in good times or bad
All the parties and weddings, the ceilis and wakes
When New York was Irish, full of joy and heartbreaks

I look at the photos now brittle with time
of the people I cherished when that city was mine
Oh how I long for those radiant smiles
how I long for the days when we danced in the aisles

We were ever so happy, we were ever so sad
To grow old in a new world in good times or bad
All the parties and weddings, the ceilis and wakes
When New York was Irish, full of joy and heartbreaks

When New York was Irish, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English ; words & music Terence Winch
ITMA Reference Number:4591-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Cornelius McEleney
Title:When New York was Irish [sound recording] / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English ; words & music Terence Winch
Section:Sound Recordings
Copyright:Words & music copyright Terence Winch (Celtic Thunder Music); Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 mins.) : digital stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Creator:Terence Winch, words and music
Contributor:Cathy McEleney
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Series:Cornelius McEleney Collection
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie http://www.terencewinch.com/
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