Foyle Waters, song

Sheila Gill, singing in English
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Lyrics

There’s a flicker on the fire of the silver and the gold
Reflecting my ambition and my gain
Sometimes I’d gladly change my new life for the old
To see my own Foyle waters once again.

As the shadows they fall I sit here and recall
Where you make your bed you’ll sleep there in the end
I hope each day will give the strength that I might live
To see my own Foyle waters once again.

I know I cried my fill on the day I left Moville
I left the only girl that I adore
And for years I’ve hoped in vain that I’d win her back again
But that dream’s gone now like many’s the one before.

As the shadows they fall I sit here and recall
Where you make your bed you’ll sleep there in the end
I hope each day will give the strength that I might live
To see my own Foyle waters once again.

There’s a memory in my heart of the time I’ve been apart
From the ones who’ve aged and now are dead and gone
Who lit their fires at night or waved their farewell light
As we sailed along the shores of Inishowen.

As the shadows they fall I sit here and recall
Where you make your bed you’ll sleep there in the end
I hope each day will give the strength that I might live
To see my own Foyle waters once again.