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

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Oh it’s fair you well dear Isle of Doagh you holy little isle
For now that I must leave you and part you with a smile
Farewell to the Rock Strabreega the Banks and lovely sand
For it’s now I’m on my journey bound for a foreign land.

It was first when I beheld it as a stranger I came there
Not thinking on my rambles I would meet an isle so fair
I viewed its lovely valleys its fertile fields also
So it’s now with grief and sorrow I’m forced from it to go.

One evening as I chanced to stray down by a silvery tide
The streams were rippling lovely to join the Atlantic wide
The trout and salmon sporting most lovely to behold
And these waters were like ivory or solid links of gold.

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

The Isle of Doagh, song / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:360-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jimmy Houten
Title:The Isle of Doagh [sound recording] / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Jimmy Houten's House, Isle of Doagh, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:1984
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 2 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 68.
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Related Publication: The flower of Dunaff Hill / compiled by Jimmy McBride (Part two) in Publications
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