Twenty one acres of land, song

Mary Noone, singing in English
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As I stand on the hills of Mountcastle I can see the sun sink in the west
And I know that wherever I wander it’s the place I will always love best
It’s a place of my dreams and my memories where I first learned to crawl and to stand
And it’s often I’d run through the wild woods of our twenty-one acres of land.

So farewell to the green fields of Ireland to the family and friends I adore
In the morning I’ll cross the Atlantic and I’ll work as a farmer no more
For a man needs a wage for a living and we all need to know where we stand
And you can’t keep a wife and a family on just twenty-one acres of land.

My parents worked hard for a living and I know they had little to spare
But there’s one thing they gave me in plenty was their loving and kindness and care
But the world and the times keep on changing and my parents they don’t understand
That you can’t keep a wife and a family on just twenty-one acres of land.

So farewell to the green fields of Ireland to the family and friends I adore
In the morning I’ll cross the Atlantic and I’ll work as a farmer no more
For a man needs a wage for a living and we all need to know where we stand
And you can’t keep a wife and a family on just twenty-one acres of land
No you can’t keep a wife and a family on just twenty-one acres of land.