Moonlight in Mayo, song

Maggie McGee, singing in English
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Lyrics

It’s just a year ago today I left old Erin’s isle
My heart was throbbing in the soft light of my colleen’s smile
In all my dreams I seem to hear her sweet voice soft and low
I know she’s waiting where we said goodbye in old Mayo.

For two Irish eyes are smiling and an Irish heart is pining
Where I kissed her and caressed her in the gloaming long ago
Loving Irish arms will press me and true Irish love caress me
And sweet Irish lips will bless me when it’s moonlight in Mayo.

Her Irish eyes like beacons shine all through the darkest night
And no other swell of beams will always fill the world with light
The roses in her cheeks will lend enchantment to the scene
And when the shamrock wears the dew I’ll wed my sweet colleen.

For two Irish eyes are smiling and an Irish heart is pining
Where I kissed her and caressed her in the gloaming long ago
Loving Irish arms will press me and true Irish love caress me
And sweet Irish lips will bless me when it’s moonlight in Mayo.