The Isle of Doagh, song

Jimmy Houten, singing in English
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Lyrics

Oh it’s fair you well dear Isle of Doagh you holy little isle
For now that I must leave you and part you with a smile
Farewell to the Rock Strabreega the Banks and lovely sand
For it’s now I’m on my journey bound for a foreign land.

It was first when I beheld it as a stranger I came there
Not thinking on my rambles I would meet an isle so fair
I viewed its lovely valleys its fertile fields also
So it’s now with grief and sorrow I’m forced from it to go.

One evening as I chanced to stray down by a silvery tide
The streams were rippling lovely to join the Atlantic wide
The trout and salmon sporting most lovely to behold
And these waters were like ivory or solid links of gold.

see also   The sweet Isle of Doagh / Bridín Harkin   The sweet Isle of Doagh / James McGonigle