Gaeilge

Welcome home, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Sure my mother she stood on the Queenstown Dock
With a handkerchief up to her eyes
And as the big ship it sailed out with the tide
It was then that she began for to cry

Saying my boy here’s a locket I now got for you
And inside it a photograph showing
And these are the words were inscribed on a note
There’ll be no one to say welcome home

Chorus:
No one to say welcome home from far away
Far away o’er the far raging foam
Fatherless, motherless, carelessly I roam
There’ll be no one to say welcome home

‘Tis oft times I think of that little white cot
In old Ireland far o’er the sea
That little white cot at the foot of yon hill
Where my mother stands waiting for me

My boy she is saying you’ve gone far to roam
You have left your poor mother alone
But when you return to that land of your birth
There’ll be no one to say welcome home

Welcome home, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:389-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:Welcome home [sound recording] / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:The Castles, Isle of Doagh, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:December 31 1985
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 34.
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:3266
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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