Sunday, June 3, 2012


Recently on the  Merry Month of May Music Theme,

 Linda Ottery mentioned an Irish song in her comments re my post. It was  "FROM CLARE TO HERE"  , a song I didn't know. these are the lyrics....


Four who shared this room and we caught up in the CRAIC
Sleeping late on Sundays and we never got to Mass

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It gets further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here

When Friday comes around we're only into fighting
My Ma would like a letter home but I'm too tired for writing


It almost breaks my heart when I think of my family
I told them I'd be coming home with my pockets full of green


The only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking
It can sort of ease the pain of it and it levels out my thinking


I sometimes hear the fiddles play, maybe it's just a notion
I dream I see white horses dance upon that other ocean


There are a number of versions on You by Ralph McTell...

 and just one of the versions by The Fureys

including this one, which actually has photos of Co Donegal.... :-)

Enjoy!  Then tell me what your favourite Irish tune is.....

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