Lovely Leenan Bay, song

Cis Farren-Doherty, singing in English
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Lyrics

My home is set in Inishowen close to far farmed Mamore
By a lovely bay beyond compare where the Swilly waters flow
I want to go back home once more where hearts of gold remain
And watch the golden sun sink low o’er lovely Leenan Bay.

I love to see my cottage home set in the mountains blue
And all around this holy ground the faithful are all true
The mass rock there with faith declare where heads are bowed to pray
While the golden sun is sinking low o’er lovely Leenan Bay.

I love to see my Leenan Bay at the hush of eventide
And watch the little boats come home and lovers’ joy divide
The purple hue blends into blue with Muckish far away
While the golden sun is sinking low o’er lovely Leenan Bay.

‘Tis there the sea and Swilly swell and race upon the shore
Where first I met my own sweet Rose, the pride of Inishowen
We joined our hands in wedlock bands and sadly sailed away
From heaven’s home where the sun sinks low o’er lovely Leenan Bay.