Gaeilge

Lovely Blacksod Bay, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English

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It was Boston city gave me birth so many a years ago
My forbears came from Ireland, from Erris in Mayo
The place they boarded ship to leave I oft times them say
It was lovely Solyen harbor at the side of Blacksod Bay

And now that I have come once more to dear old Erin's shore
To seek ancestral homestead in the parish of Kilmore
To see myself the place they left upon that fateful day
From the lovely Solyen harbor at the side of Blacksod Bay

I landed down in Bingham's town where I met people grand
I told them what had brought me back to dear old Ireland
They showed me where my people lived before they went away
And the lovely Solyen harbor at the side of Blacksod Bay

I stood enchanted by the scenes that soon did reach my eyes
This lovely land my people left when they were forced to fly
The fields so green, the skies so blue upon a summer’s day
And the lovely Solyen harbor at the side of Blacksod Bay

I'm going back to Boston town, but not there to abide
I'll take my wife and family across the ocean wide
The evening of my life I'll spend when I come home to stay
Near the lovely Solyen harbor at the side of Blacksod Bay

Lovely Blacksod Bay, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:4574-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Cornelius McEleney
Title:Lovely Blacksod Bay [sound recording] / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 mins.) : digital stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Contributor:Cathy McEleney
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Song Project
Series:Cornelius McEleney Collection
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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