The close of an Irish day, song

Jimmy Doherty (Caitlín), singing in English
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Tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea
And meet your old companies in a place they long to be
For it strikes a chord in the memories of 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
Where the river curl on a moonlight’s night have the same old charm still
And the whistlers on a summer’s eve comes rambling o’er the hill.

We oft times roved to thon green groves with our young hearts light and gay
Neath the golden rays of the setting sun at the close of an Irish day
Where the music from the hills around it echoed clear and true
As down the lanes we wandered ‘neath their fragrance and the dew.

Do you recall sweetheart of mine the place where I met you
The golden glow of happiness where love’s own dreams comes true
The air was filled with love’s sweet song when I promised to be thine
And you forever pledged your words that you would be always mine.

I’ll never forget when we set sail across the ocean blue
We stood on deck and watched the mountains slowly fade from view
At our last look of old Ireland our hearts went up in prayer
Oh it’s god forbid we would ever forget our dear little isle so fair.