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Song for Ireland (Phil and June Colclough) Walking all the day Near tall towers where falcons build their nests Silver-winged they fly They know the call of freedom in their breasts Saw Black Head against the sky Where twisted rocks they run 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 Drinking all the day In old pubs where fiddlers love to play Saw one touch the bow He played a reel which seemed so grand and gay Stood on Dingle Beach and cast In wild foam we found Atlantic bass Talking all the day With true friends who try to make you stay Telling jokes and news Singing songs to pass the time away Watched the Galway salmon run Like silver dancing, darting in the sun Dreaming in the night I saw a land where no one had to fight Waking in your dawn I saw you crying in the morning light Sleeping where the falcons fly They twist and turn all in your air-blue sky Copyright Misty River Music Ltd 1982 Recorded by Da Dannan MC
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