Gaeilge

The home I left behind, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English

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I was born on the hillside beyond yon purling streams
And it’s deeply pictured in my mind those memories hopes and dreams
And it oft times nearly breaks my heart and leaves me a troubled mind
When I think on dear old Ireland and the home I left behind

I went  to the valley to bid my friends adieu
I stood upon the humped back bridge the waters wide to view
I stood upon the humped back bridge where I stood many’s the time
And from there I took my last fond look at the home I left behind

It was early the next morning with a sad and a broken heart
I stood on the hearth at my father’s floor says Dad we both must part
With my mother’s arms around my neck while the tears her eyes did blind
And I tore out of from her arms and the home I left behind

We travelled through old Ireland til we came to Queenstown quay
It was there I saw a steamer bound for Americay
It was there I saw a steamer bound for a foreign clime
So I heaved a sigh and bid good bye to the home I left behind

But since we landed in New York kind faces we have known
But there’s none so near or dear to me as the ones I left at home
And when I have lots of shining gold   and a girl to make my bride
I will roll her in my arms in the home I left behind

The home I left behind, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:575-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Roseanne McGonigle
Title:The home I left behind [sound recording] / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:20 November 1992
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 193
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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