Hometown on the Foyle, song

Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
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Lyrics

As the train pulls out today from Derry city,
A thousand memories linger in my mind,
Why do I have to go, it's such a pity,
And all the dear old friends I leave behind

As I gaze across the harbor I'm recalling,
Familiar names like Doherty and Coyle,
Through misty eyes I feel the teardrops falling,
Goodbye to my old hometown on the Foyle

The spire of Saint Eugene's seems to vanish,
In the distance o’er the city seems so high,
My childhood dreams, they never seemed to vanish,
When I wondered if they reached up to the sky.

Many thousand miles I've travelled on my journey,
To a new home on the wild Austrailian soil,
But never can I hope to lose the yearning,
To return to my old hometown on the Foyle

No, never can I hope to lose the yearning,
To return to my old hometown on the Foyle