Gaeilge

The Isle of Doagh, song / Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten, singing in English

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Fare thee well dear isle of Doagh a long and fond adieu
And likewise to your hills and dales I oft times stood to view
Your admiring scenes and your fertile greens and your lovely sandbank shore
From that ancient castle of Carrickabraghy to the point of Doagh More

Although your shores lies towards the north it is washed by the Atlantic tide
They bear no cold but most pleasant to behold I must confess with pride
Your eastern shores and craggy rock I oft‘ times see quite gay
When the morning sun at every dawn sends forth her pleasant rays

In the centre stands our national school where my childhood days I spent
And along with all my little chums quite happy and content
It will break my heart full sore to part with my comrades one and all
That dwells around the centre of the lovely Isle of Doagh

And now my age is twenty one as plain as you may see
My mind’s made up for to taste the cup of freedom in Americay
It will break my heart full sore to part with my comrades one and all
That dwell around that sainted ground that lovely Isle of Doagh

see also   The Isle of Doagh / Jimmy Houten   The sweet Isle of Doagh / Bridín Harkin   The sweet Isle of Doagh / James McGonigle

The Isle of Doagh, song / Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:359-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten
Title:The Isle of Doagh [sound recording] / Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Denis McDaid's House, Isle of Doagh, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:7 April 1987
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 71.
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Related Material: The flower of Dunaff Hill in Playlists
Related Publication: The flower of Dunaff Hill / compiled by Jimmy McBride (Part two) in Publications
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