Homes of Donegal, song

Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
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I’ve just stepped in to see you all, I'll only stay awhile
I want to see how you're getting on, I want to see you smile
I'm happy to be back again and I greet you big and small
For there's no place else on this earth quite like the homes of Donegal

I always see the happy faces, smiling out the door
The kettle boiling on the crook, as I step up the floor
And soon the teapot's fillin' up me cup that's far from small
For your hearts are like your mountains in the homes of Donegal

To see your homes at parting day of that I never tire
And hear the porridge bubbling on the big pot on the fire
The lamp alight, the dresser bright, the big clock on the wall
O, a sight serene, celestial scene, in the homes of Donegal

I long to sit along with you and while away the night
With tales of yore and fairy lore, beside your fires so bright
And then to see prepared for me a shake-down by the wall
There's a pose for weary wanderers round the homes of Donegal

The time has come and I must go, I bid you all adieu
The open highway calls me forth to do the things I do.
And when I'm tramping far away I'll hear your voices call
And please God I'll soon return unto the homes of Donegal