Song for Ireland

Walking all the day,
near tall towers where falcons build their nests
Siver winged they fly,
they know the call of freedom in their breasts

Saw Black Head against the sky
with twisted rocks that run down to the sea
Living on your western shore, saw summer sunsets,
asked for more

I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland
Talking all the day with true friends
who try to make you stay

Telling jokes and news,
singing songs to pass the night away
Watched the Galway salmon
run like silver dancing darting in the sun

Living on your western shore
saw summer sunsets,
asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland

Drinking all the day in old pubs
where fiddlers love to play
Someone touched the bow,
he played a reel it seemed so fine and gay

Stood on Dingle beach
and cast in wild foam
we found Atlantic bass
Living on your western shore,
saw summer sunsets
asked for more

I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland
Dreaming in the night
I saw a land where no man had to fight
Waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light

Lying where the falcons fly
they twist and turn all in your blue sky
Living on your western shore

saw summer sunsets asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and I sang a song for Ireland