Close of an Irish day, song

Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
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Oh tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea
And meet our old companions in the place we long to be
For stamped upon our memories are the friends we used to know
And it’s just tonight we will recall the thoughts of long ago

Through little lanes and meadows we will take a stroll once more
And meet the laughing boys and girls we met in days of yore
The rivers, woods and moonlight nights have the same old charm still
And the whistler on a summer`s eve comes rambling over the hill

Oh  it`s oft we rove though yon green grove with our young hearts light and gay
Mid the golden rays of the setting sun at the close of an Irish day
The music from the hills around re-echos clear and true
And it’s down the path we wandered mid the fragrance Irish dew

Don`t you recall, sweetheart of mine, the place where I met you
Like a golden ball of happiness where love`s young dreams came true
The air was full with love`s sweet dreams when I promised to be thine
And you forever pledged your word that you would be always mine

We’ll not forget when we set sail across the ocean blue
We stood on deck and slowly watched our country fade from view
At the last glimpse of old Ireland our hearts go up in prayer
Oh it’s God forbid we would ever forsake our dear little isle so fair